Calif. Panel OKs Seafood Labeling Bill Amid Outbreak Fears

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel passed a bill Wednesday that would require chain restaurants to disclose the origins of seafood on their menus, in a development that comes amid federal regulators' concerns over foodborne illnesses from imported seafood.

In a 5-3 vote, the state Senate's Health Committee passed S.B. 1486, which would impose seafood labeling requirements on food retailers with at least 19 similar establishments that sell seafood as a menu item.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, said Wednesday that he was particularly concerned...
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