IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 13, 2010
Mr. Leahy (for himself, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To establish appropriate criminal penalties for certain knowing violations relating to food that is misbranded or adulterated.
This Act may be cited as the
Food Safety Accountability Act of
Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Misbranded and adulterated food
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly—
introduce or deliver for introduction into interstate commerce any food that is adulterated or misbranded; or
adulterate or misbrand any food in interstate commerce.
Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.
Technical and conforming amendment
The table of sections for chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
1041. Misbranded and adulterated food.