S. 2688 (110th): Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act

Mar 04, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
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H.R. 5956 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 01, 2008

Daniel Inouye
Senator from Hawaii
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Last Updated
Jul 15, 2008
16 pages
Related Bills
S. 3928 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2010

H.R. 5956 (Related)
Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 01, 2008


This bill was introduced on April 24, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 04, 2008
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2008
Reported by Committee Apr 24, 2008
Full Title

A bill to improve the protections afforded under Federal law to consumers from contaminated seafood by directing the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program, in coordination with other appropriate Federal agencies, to strengthen activities for ensuring that seafood sold or offered for sale to the public in or affecting interstate commerce is fit for human consumption.


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4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)

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7/15/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act - Directs the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to establish a program, consistent with U.S. international obligations, to strengthen federal activities for ensuring that commercially distributed seafood meets federal food quality and safety requirements.
Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement to strengthen cooperation on seafood safety, including regarding examining and testing seafood imports, inspections of foreign facilities, technical assistance and training of foreign facilities for marine aquaculture, establishing a distribution chain tracking system, and labeling.
Directs the Secretary to increase the number of laboratories certified to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.
Authorizes the Secretary to increase the number and capacity of laboratories operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) involved in testing and other activities under this Act.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) refuse admission of all imports of seafood or seafood products originating from a country or exporter if the shipments do not meet Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) requirements; and
(2) order an increase in the percentage of seafood shipments tested that originate from a country that may not meet the federal requirements.
Allows admittance of individual shipments from that country or exporter on evidence from an inspection or a certified laboratory.
Authorizes the Secretary to send inspectors to an originating country or exporter to assess seafood practices and processes and to provide technical assistance related to FDCA requirements.

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