IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 10, 2019
Mr. Tester introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To require the establishment of a working group to evaluate the food safety threat posed by beef and poultry imported from Brazil, and for other purposes.
Working group on beef and poultry imported from Brazil
Establishment of working group
Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a working group—
to evaluate the food safety threat posed by beef, beef products, poultry, and poultry products imported from Brazil; and
to make recommendations to the Secretary with respect to whether the importation of beef, beef products, poultry, and poultry products from Brazil into the United States should be permitted.
The Secretary shall ensure that the working group established under paragraph (1) includes—
experts on food safety; and
representatives of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other Federal agencies with responsibilities relating to international trade.
Temporary suspension of imports
Beef, beef products, poultry, and poultry products imported from Brazil may not enter the United States during the period—
beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act; and
ending on the date on which the working group established under subsection (a)(1) submits to the Secretary the recommendations required by subparagraph (B) of that subsection.