Maine Revised Statutes

§2594. Third-party protection

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE UPON CONTINGENCY: See PL 2013, c. 436, §2, sub-§1)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT REPEALED 1/1/18 IF CONTINGENCY NOT MET)
1. Reliance on affidavit.   A distributor or retailer that sells or advertises food that is genetically engineered that fails to make the disclosure required under section 2593, subsection 1 is not subject to liability in any civil action to enforce this chapter if the distributor or retailer relied on the affidavit under section 2596 provided by the producer or grower stating that the food is not subject to the disclosure requirements under this chapter.
[ 2013, c. 436, §1 (NEW); 2013, c. 436, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Eating establishments.   Eating establishments are exempt from the disclosure requirements of this chapter.
[ 2013, c. 436, §1 (NEW); 2013, c. 436, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Exempt products.   Alcoholic beverages, nonalcoholic malt beverages and medical food are exempt from the disclosure requirements of this chapter. For purposes of this subsection, "nonalcoholic malt beverage" means a malt beverage that contains less than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume.
[ 2015, c. 118, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2013, c. 436, §1 (NEW). 2013, c. 436, §2 (AFF). 2015, c. 118, §1 (AMD).