AB 1830

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 18, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

Corn masa flour and corn masa products: folic acid fortification.

Abstract

Existing federal law, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the regulations adopted pursuant to that act, authorizes folic acid to be used in food as a nutrient in accordance with specified prescribed conditions, including that folic acid may be added to corn masa flour at a level not to exceed 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour. Existing federal law also requires any state requirement for nutrition labeling of food to conform with federal law, and requires the declaration of folic acid to be included when added as a nutrient supplement, as specified. Existing state law, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, provides for the regulation of various subjects relating to the processing, labeling, advertising, and sale of food, drugs, and cosmetics, including enriched food, under the administration and enforcement of the State Department of Public Health. Existing law provides that all food additive and food labeling regulations and any amendments to those regulations adopted pursuant to the federal law are the regulations of this state, and authorizes the department to prescribe conditions under which a food additive may be used in this state whether or not these conditions are in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to the federal act and to adopt additional food labeling regulations. A violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2026, prohibit a person or entity from manufacturing, selling, delivering, or offering for sale corn masa flour, as defined, unless the corn masa flour contains folic acid at a level of 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour and would prohibit a person or entity from manufacturing, selling, delivering, or offering for sale a corn masa product, as defined, unless the corn masa product contains folic acid at a level of 0.4 milligrams of folic acid per pound of end product. The bill would require corn masa flour or a corn masa product to include a declaration of folic acid on the nutrition label in accordance with applicable federal law. The bill would exempt corn masa products sold through cottage food operations, as defined, and microenterprise home kitchen operations, as defined, from those provisions. The bill would make these provisions severable. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


May 29, 2024

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 23, 2024

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 21, 2024

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 08, 2024

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 01, 2024

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 18, 2024

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 0.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Apr 11, 2024

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 10, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 10).

Mar 21, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 20, 2024

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 19, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (March 19).

Jan 29, 2024

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jan 13, 2024

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 12.

Jan 12, 2024

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1830 HTML
01/12/24 - Introduced PDF
03/20/24 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/08/24 - Amended Senate PDF
05/21/24 - Amended Senate PDF
05/23/24 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/15/24- Assembly Health PDF
04/08/24- Assembly Appropriations PDF

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