H.R. 2203 (108th): Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act


May 22, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 22, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Anna Eshoo

Representative for California's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 22, 2003
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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 and to enforce the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System requirements, sanitation requirements, and the performance standards.

Summary (CRS)

5/22/2003--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 22, 2003

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2203”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


38 cosponsors (33D, 5R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3956 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2002

H.R. 3160 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 30, 2005

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