Bill C-205, An Act respecting the labelling of food products, received First Reading in the House of Commons on November 21, 2008 and died on the order table on December 4, 2008 when Parliament was prorogued. On January 26, 2009 in the Second Session of the 40th Parliament, the Bill was reinstated at First Reading. The Bill requires the Minister of Health to make regulations within nine months of the Act coming into force which would require a label to be affixed to all meat or poultry products or their packaging which clearly identifies that the products were produced using hormones, antibiotics or rendered slaughterhouse waste. A label would also be required to be affixed to any food product or its packaging to clearly show that the product was produced using pesticides or genetically modified organisms.