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S.2770 - Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008
A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to strengthen the food safety inspection system by imposing stricter penalties for the slaughter of nonambulatory livestock.
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March 13, 2008
Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. STEVENS, Mr. AKAKA, and Mrs. BOXER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. SUSPENSION OF INSPECTION SERVICES RELATING TO SLAUGHTER OF NONAMBULATORY LIVESTOCK.
`(A) to slaughter any nonambulatory livestock or to prepare any carcass or part of a carcass, or meat or meat food product, from any nonambulatory livestock, for use as human food; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(B) to fail to comply with
`(3) PENALTIES- In addition to any other penalties imposed under this Act or any other provision of law for a violation described in paragraph (2), the Secretary shall, with respect to any establishment that commits a violation described in that paragraph--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(A) for the first violation, impose a civil penalty based on a percentage of the gross income of the establishment, as determined by the Secretary by regulation so that the same percentage applies to all establishments, with amounts collected retained by the Food and Safety Inspection Service, to be available without appropriation or fiscal year limitation;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. REGULATIONS.
(a) In General- Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, in order to improve voluntary food recall and public notification procedures in the event of a meat or poultry recall by the Secretary, the Secretary shall promulgate final regulations that provide for public disclosure of a comprehensive list of establishments at which recalled meat or poultry is known to be available to the public for consumption or sale.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 Fed. Reg. 13804), relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking- In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall use the authority provided under