H.R. 3624 (111th): Poison-Free Poultry Act of 2009

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Sep 22, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3624

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ban the use of the arsenic compound known as roxarsone as a food additive.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Poison-Free Poultry Act of 2009.

2.

Ban on use of arsenic compound known as roxarsone as food additive

(a)

Ban

Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(k)

Ban on use of arsenic compound roxarsone

The arsenic compound known as roxarsone—

(1)

shall not be subject to section 201(s)(4); and

(2)

is deemed to be an unsafe food additive within the meaning of this section.

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(b)

Conforming amendment to definition of animal feed

Section 201(w) of such Act (21 U.S.C. 321(w)) is amended by inserting after such paragraph or section, the following: and in section 409(k),.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.