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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-291
An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)
FIRST READING, JUNE 14, 2016
Mr. Dusseault
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act to govern the labelling of genetically modified food.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-291
An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. F-27
Food and Drugs Act
1The Food and Drugs Act is amended by adding the following after section 5:
Genetically modified food
5.‍1
No person shall sell any food that is genetically modified unless its label contains the information prescribed under paragraph 30(1)‍(b.‍2).
2Subsection 30(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (b):
(b.‍1) 
defining the expression “genetically modified”;
(b.‍2) respecting the labelling of genetically modified food, to prevent the purchaser or the consumer of the food from being deceived or misled in respect of its composition;
Coming into force
Order in council
3This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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