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Text of the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011

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. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 27, 2011 (Introduced).

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II

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 216

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 27, 2011

(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

A BILL

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

(a)

In general

Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

1041.

Misbranded and adulterated food

(a)

Definition

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).

(b)

Offense

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—

(1)

knowingly and intentionally to defraud or mislead; and

(2)

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

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.

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(b)

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.

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