H.R. 1332 (111th): Safe FEAST Act of 2009

Mar 05, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim Costa
Representative for California's 20th congressional district
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Mar 05, 2009
94 pages
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H.R. 5904 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

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S. 510 (Related)
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Passed Senate
Last Action: Nov 30, 2010


This bill was introduced on March 5, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 05, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2009
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Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards, and Targeting Act of 2009 or the Safe FEAST Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to regulate food, including by authorizing the Secretary to: (1) suspend the registration of a food facility; and (2) order a cessation of distribution, or a recall, of food.
Requires each food facility to evaluate hazards and implement preventive controls.
Directs the Secretary to allocate inspection resources based on the risk profile of food facilities or food.
Requires the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare the National Agriculture and Food Defense Strategy.
Directs the Secretary to assess and collect fees related to: (1) food facility reinspection; (2) food recalls; and (3) the voluntary qualified importer program.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) recognize bodies that accredit food testing laboratories; (2) identify preventive programs and practices to promote the safety and security of food; and (3) improve the capacity of the Secretary to track and trace raw agricultural commodities.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to enhance foodborne illness surveillance systems.
Provides for: (1) foreign supplier verification activities; (2) a voluntary qualified importer program; and (3) the inspection of foreign facilities registered to import food.

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