S. 216 (112th): Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011

Jan 27, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed Senate)
Patrick Leahy
Senior Senator from Vermont
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Apr 15, 2011
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 3767 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2010


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 14, 2011 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Jan 27, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 27, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 31, 2011
Passed Senate Apr 14, 2011
Full Title

A bill to increase criminal penalties for certain knowing and intentional violations relating to food that is misbranded or adulterated.


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4/14/2011--Passed Senate amended.
Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to impose a fine and/or a prison term of up to 10 years for knowingly and intentionally to defraud or mislead, and with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury:
(1) introducing into or receiving or delivering in interstate commerce any food, drug, device, tobacco product, or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded;
(2) adulterating or misbranding any such item in interstate commerce; or
(3) altering, mutilating, destroying, obliterating, or removing labeling of such item while it is held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce resulting in such item being adulterated or misbranded.

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