S. 3256 (96th): Food Safety and Quality Amendments of 1980


Dec 5, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 5, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Herman Talmadge

Senator from Georgia


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to assure the safety and quality of our Nation's meat, poultry, and egg products by providing the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to quarantine animals if he believes they may contain illegal residue levels; to strengthen the enforcement power of the Secretary under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 by providing authority to withdraw inspection services under certain conditions; to levy civil penalties for certain violations; and to provide consistent standards and penalties for bribery.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Withdrawal of InspectionAmends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to permit the Secretary of Agriculture to withdraw inspection ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 5, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3256”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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