H.R. 875 (111th): Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009


Feb 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Rosa DeLauro

Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2009
Length: 117 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

2/4/2009--Introduced.Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 - Establishes in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Food Safety Administration. Assigns all the authorities and responsibilities of the Secretary ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 4, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 875”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (40D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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