SB 533
Requires all genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri to be labeled as genetically modified
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/15/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee
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Effective Date:
September 1, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 533 - This act requires all genetically modified meat and fish that is raised and sold in Missouri to be identified on its label as genetically modified. Violations of this requirement will be a Class C misdemeanor.

Persons who do not knowingly or intentionally use genetic modification will not be in violation of the act. A person may rely on the sworn statements of another that the animals or fish they have purchased are not genetically modified.

The Department of Agriculture is authorized to promulgate rules to implement this act. The provisions of this act do not take effect until September 1, 2016.

This act is substantially similar to SB 155 (2013).