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

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 04, 2011 (Passed the Senate (Engrossed)).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 216

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011.

2.

Criminal penalties

Section 303(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking Any and inserting Except as provided in paragraph (2) or (3), any;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this section, if and inserting If; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Any person who violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (k) of section 301 with respect to any food—

(A)

knowingly and intentionally to defraud or mislead; and

(B)

with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury,

shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.

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Passed the Senate April 4, 2011.

Secretary