Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
DISCLOSURE OF USE OF PESTICIDES OR RADIATION ON FOOD. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Provides that food is adulterated if radiation treatments or pesticides applied to food or used on raw agricultural commodities is not disclosed to consumers. Increases criminal penalties for sale of adulterated food. Provides for seizure of produce not accompanied by disclosure of pesticides used. Makes it unlawful to pack, ship, or sell produce without disclosing pesticides used. Makes it unlawful for any person in control of an area treated with pesticides to permit entry without first disclosing pesticides applied within 90 days. Provides criminal penalties for violations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The adoption of this measure will result in increased costs to state and local governments. The amount of the increase cannot be determined, but potentially could be in the range of several million dollars per year.
Robert Boesch, 3222 Santiago Street, San Francisco, California 94116 (415) 564-5235
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Disclosure Of Use Of Pesticides Or Radiation On Food. California Initiative 371 (1985).