Header graphic for print
Marler Blog Providing Commentary on Food Poisoning Outbreaks & Litigation

Georgia Steps up to test food for “the presence of poisonous or deleterious substances or other contaminants rendering such foods injurious to health or otherwise unfit for consumption”

The Georgia State Legislature will consider amending Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to adulteration and misbranding of food:

so as to change certain provisions relating to prohibited acts; to provide requirements for testing of samples or specimens of foods by food sales establishments for the presence of poisonous or deleterious substances or other contaminants rendering such foods injurious to health or otherwise unfit for consumption; to provide for rules and regulations; to change certain provisions relating to right of entry in food establishments and transport vehicles and examination of samples obtained; to provide for inspection of records; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Go Georgia – Not Perfect, Not Enough, but a Start.