S.1561 - A bill to provide for a research program for the development and implementation of new technologies in food safety and animal health, and for other purposes.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bond, Christopher S. [R-MO] (Introduced 07/29/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||07/29/1987 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1561 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/29/1987)
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a research program that includes: (1) developing technology for the rapid identification of infectious agents and toxins on farms and within the processing and distribution chain; (2) establishing a statistical framework for purposes of health risk assessment related to contamination of the animal product food chain by these infectious agents and toxins; (3) analyzing the animal product food chain to determine the most effective point for preventive intervention; and (4) developing techniques to monitor the production, processing, and distribution of food animals and their food product derivatives in order to detect potential microbiological or chemical agents.
Authorizes the Secretary to award grants for the funding of projects to decrease the susceptibility of food products of animal origin to infectious or toxic agents. Identifies entities eligible for such grants.