First Regular Session
Sixty-second General Assembly
LLS NO. R990926.01 Julie
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Mace;
also SENATOR Powers.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 99-1039
CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF THE "FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION
ACT" TO REQUIRE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING.
WHEREAS, Ecoli contamination has become a problem
in the United States' food supply; and
WHEREAS, The country or countries in which an animal
is raised before slaughter is not currently identifiable to the
United States consumer and the source of the imported meat or
carcass, or any part thereof, is not accompanied by country of
origin labeling; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives
of the Sixtysecond General Assembly of the State of Colorado,
the Senate concurring herein:
That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly,
request the United States Congress to amend the "Federal
Meat Inspection Act", 21 U.S.C. 601, et seq., to require
that imported meat and meat food products containing imported
meat bear a label identifying the country of origin.
Be it further resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission, West's Trade and Transportation Committee of the Council of State Governments, and the members of Colorado's congressional delegation.