H. R. 3624
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 22, 2009
Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ban the use of the arsenic compound known as roxarsone as a food additive.
This Act may be cited as the
Poison-Free Poultry Act of 2009.
Ban on use of arsenic compound known as roxarsone as food additive
Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Ban on use of arsenic compound roxarsone
The arsenic compound known as roxarsone—
shall not be subject to section 201(s)(4); and
is deemed to be an unsafe food additive within the meaning of this section.
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),.
The amendments made by this section shall take effect one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.