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S. 1124: A bill 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1124

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 10, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

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.

1.

Working group on beef and poultry imported from Brazil

(a)

Establishment of working group

(1)

In general

Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a working group—

(A)

to evaluate the food safety threat posed by beef, beef products, poultry, and poultry products imported from Brazil; and

(B)

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.

(2)

Membership

The Secretary shall ensure that the working group established under paragraph (1) includes—

(A)

experts on food safety; and

(B)

representatives of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other Federal agencies with responsibilities relating to international trade.

(b)

Temporary suspension of imports

Beef, beef products, poultry, and poultry products imported from Brazil may not enter the United States during the period—

(1)

beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(2)

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.