HOUSE BILL NO. 5787

June 06, 2024, Introduced by Reps. Johnsen and DeBoyer and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

A bill to amend 2000 PA 92, entitled

"Food law,"

by amending section 7129 (MCL 289.7129).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 7129. (1) If a food product is subject to a standard established under this chapter, it shall the product must be identified by the name required by that standard. If no standard applies, the product shall must be identified by its common or usual name. If no common or usual name exists, the product shall must be identified by an appropriately descriptive name that is not misleading and that accurately identifies or describes, in as simple and direct terms as possible, the basic nature of the food product and its characterizing ingredients or properties. A product manufactured or sold under the provisions of this act , which that is sold in a closed or sealed packages shall bear package must have a complete label . The label shall bear the that contains all of the following information:

(a) The true name of the product, as defined in this act. , an

(b) An ingredient statement if the product contains more than 1 ingredient. , the

(c) The net weight of the product. , and the

(d) The name and address of the manufacturer.

(2) Products A product sold from a bulk retail displays shall bear display must have a sign or placard containing that contains the true and approved name of the product. If the product contains more than 1 ingredient, an ingredient statement shall must be placarded, posted, or otherwise available for the customer in written form.

(3) Meat products using A meat product that uses antioxidants shall must indicate on the label , or, in the absence of a label, an adjacent placard, their the presence of the antioxidants in the meat product and their purpose.

(4) Meat products containing A meat product that contains monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, or any other another source of monosodium glutamate shall must indicate on the label or, in the absence of a label, an adjacent placard, in its the presence of those substances in the meat product.

(5) The meat ingredients in a meat product that specifies 1 type of meat in its name, such as including, but not limited to, ham loaf, pork loaf, veal patties, or turkey sausage, shall must be entirely from the species indicated in the product name. The meat in a meat product that specifies more than 1 type of meat in its name, such as including, but not limited to, beef and turkey sausage, shall must be entirely from the types of meat indicated, and shall contain at least 20% of each meat. A meat product that contains a type of meat consisting of less than 20% of that meat may be labeled as "(product) _____ added" or "product with _____", inserting the common name of that meat. Sausage labeled or advertised as all meat or all beef shall must not contain any nonfat dry milk solids or dry whole milk.

(6) All required words and numbers shall must be legible to potential customers.

(7) A person shall not manufacture, or offer or expose for sale, cultivated meat. As used in this subdivision, "cultivated meat" means a meat or meat product that was produced from cultured animal cells.