IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 27, 2011
Mr. Leahy (for himself, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Franken, Mr. Kohl, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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
Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Misbranded and adulterated food
In this section, the term food has the meaning given that term in section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321).
Any person who violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (k) of section 301 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 331) 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,
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.