S. 2013 (107th): Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act

Mar 14, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Senator from Iowa
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Mar 14, 2002
23 pages
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This bill was introduced on March 14, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 14, 2002
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2002
Full Title

A bill to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe performance standards for the reduction of pathogens in meat, meat products, poultry, and poultry products processed by establishments receiving inspection services.


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7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, respectively, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to:
(1) prescribe initial and final pathogen performance standards for raw meat and raw poultry, and meat and poultry products processed in establishments inspected under such Acts;
(2) identify, and publish a list of, such pathogens;
(3) initiate pathogen surveys to determine existing levels of meat and poultry contamination; and
(4) perform microbial compliance testing at such establishments, and prohibit non-complying establishments from labeling such products as "inspected and passed."Directs the Secretary to establish a National Advisory Committee for Microbiology Criteria for Foods.

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