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S. 1056: Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 4, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1056

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 4, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To clarify oversight and jurisdiction over the regulation, inspection, and labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Commissioner

The term Commissioner means the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

(2)

Food product

The term food product means a cell-cultured food product derived from livestock or poultry.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

3.

Food safety inspection of cell-cultured food products

(a)

In general

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Commissioner shall enter into a binding formal agreement relating to the regulation of food products under which—

(1)

the Commissioner shall oversee cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation;

(2)

the Commissioner shall transition oversight authority of food products at the beginning of the cell harvest stage to the Secretary; and

(3)

the Secretary shall oversee the processing, preparation, packaging, and labeling of food products after the transition of oversight authority pursuant to paragraph (2).

(b)

Definition of food product for inspections

(1)

Federal Meat Inspection Act

Section 1(j) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601(j)) is amended in the first sentence by inserting or from any cell-cultured food product derived during and after cell harvest from any amenable species, before excepting products.

(2)

Poultry Products Inspection Act

Section 4(f) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 453(f)) is amended by inserting or any cell-cultured food product derived during and after cell harvest from poultry, before excepting.

(c)

Regulations

Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commissioner, shall issue final regulations—

(1)

that prescribe the type and frequency of inspection required for the manufacture and processing of food products; and

(2)

for the prevention of the adulteration and misbranding of food products.