IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 15, 2011
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To increase criminal penalties for certain knowing and intentional violations relating to food that is misbranded or adulterated.
This Act may be cited as the
Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011.
Section 303(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(a)) is amended—
in paragraph (1), by striking
Any and inserting
Except as provided in paragraph (2) or (3), any;
in paragraph (2), by striking
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this section, if and inserting
by adding at the end the following:
Any person who violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (k) of section 301 with respect to any food—
knowingly and intentionally to defraud or mislead; and
with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury,
Passed the Senate April 4, 2011.