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

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.

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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



Dec 5, 1980

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S. 3256 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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