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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: 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. as introduced.
  • Short: Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to make it a violation of such Act to: (1) slaughter any nonambulatory livestock, or prepare any carcass or carcass part or meat or meat food product from such animal, for human food use; or (2) fail to comply wi

Official Summary

Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to make it a violation of such Act to:
(1) slaughter any nonambulatory livestock, or prepare any carcass or carcass part or meat or meat food product from such animal, for human food use; or
(2) fail to comply with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958. Establishes the following penalties for violations of such prohibitions:
(1) gross income-based civil penalty for a first violation;
(2) one-year inspection service suspension for a second violation; and
(3) permanent withdrawal of inspection service a third violation. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to 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 for public consumption or sale.

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