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House Bill No. 6886

Public Act No. 15-13

AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOOD LABELING REQUIREMENTS TO NONALCOHOLIC MALT BEVERAGES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 21a-92c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(b) The requirements of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) Alcoholic beverages;

(2) "Nonalcoholic malt beverages", which, for the purposes of this subdivision, means beverages containing not more than one-half of one per cent alcohol by volume, obtained by alcohol fermentation of an infusion or concoction of water, hops, barley malt or cereal grains;

[(2)] (3) Food intended for human consumption that is not packaged for retail sale and that either: (A) Is a processed food prepared and intended for immediate consumption, or (B) is served, sold or otherwise provided in any restaurant or other food facility that is primarily engaged in the sale of food prepared and intended for immediate consumption;

[(3)] (4) Farm products that are sold by a farmer or the farmer's agent to a consumer at a pick-your-own farm, roadside stand, on-farm market or farmers' market; and

[(4)] (5) Food consisting entirely of, or derived entirely from, an animal that was not genetically engineered, regardless of whether such animal was fed or injected with any genetically-engineered food or any drug that was produced through means of genetic engineering.

Approved May 26, 2015