H.R.820: Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action March 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise reporting requirements for the sponsor of a new animal drug containing an antimicrobial active ingredient. Requires a sponsor's annual report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to specify for each dosage form the known or estimated amounts of the antimicrobial active ingredient sold or distributed for use in each food-producing animal for which the new animal drug is approved.

Repeals the requirement that such report list, for each dosage form, the target animals, indications, and production classes specified on the approved label of the product.

Requires live poultry dealers, swine contractors, or feed lot operators who purchase, contract, or manufacture animal feed in final formulation bearing or containing a new animal drug with an antimicrobial active ingredient to report annually to the Secretary information about such ingre...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.