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


Jan 27, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 27, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 31, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 4, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed).

Apr 14, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 216”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 3767 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2010

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