HR 4167 - National Uniformity for Food Act - National Key Vote

Stage Details

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: National Uniformity for Food Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill allowing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish national food safety warning standards.


  • Requires states to follow all FDA food warning standards 180 days after the bill becomes law (Sec. 2).
  • Allows states to petition for an exemption or to create a national food warning standard (Sec. 2).
  • Allows states to establish an "imminent hazard to health" notification requirement on food products, if the product may have serious health effects or death (Sec. 2).
  • Declares that states may still impose regulations and notices dealing with mercury content in fish and shellfish (Sec. 4).