H.R. 7143 (110th): Food Safety Modernization Act of 2007

Introduced:
Sep 26, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Rosa DeLauro
Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 26, 2008
Length
105 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 875 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 26, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 26, 2008
 
Full Title

To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/26/2008--Introduced.
Food Safety Modernization Act of 2007 [sic] - Establishes in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Food Safety Administration. Assigns all the authorities and responsibilities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to food safety to the Administrator of Food Safety.
Transfers to the Administration all functions of specified federal agencies that relate to the administration or enforcement of food safety laws. Renames the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the Federal Drug and Device Administration.
Directs the Administrator to:
(1) develop, administer, and annually update a national food safety program based on a comprehensive analysis of the hazards associated with different food and with the processing of different food; and
(2) ensure that persons who produce, process, or distribute food meet their responsibility to prevent or minimize food safety hazards related to their products.
Sets forth requirements for the Administrator to carry out such duties, including:
(1) requiring food establishments to register and adopt preventive process controls;
(2) establishing and enforcing performance standards for food safety;
(3) establishing an inspection program of food and facilities;
(4) requiring imported food to meet the same standards as U.S. food; and
(5) establishing a national traceability system for food.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) identify priorities for food safety research and data collection; (2) maintain a DNA matching system and epidemiological system dedicated to foodborne illness identification, outbreaks, and containment; (3) establish guidelines for a sampling system; (4) establish a national public education program on food safety; and (5) conduct research on food safety.
Sets forth provisions regarding prohibited acts, administrative detention, condemnation, temporary holds, recalls, penalties for violations of food safety laws, whistleblower protections, and civil actions.

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