S.1502: Safe Meat and Poultry Act of 2013

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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Sept. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Safe Meat and Poultry Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act (the Acts) to include in the definition of "adulterated" a product bearing or containing a pathogen or contaminant associated with serious illness or death.

Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to: (1) define specified food safety terms, and (2) set forth civil penalties for food safety law violations.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to: (1) identify significant foodborne disease pathogens, (2) determine levels of food product contamination, (3) establish public health goals to reduce foodborne illness, (4) prescribe pathogen reduction performance standards and implement a sampling program to determine food establishment compliance, (5) establish an accredited meat and meat food product testing program, and (6) implement adulterated food tracing protocols.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.