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Short Titles as Introduced

Family Food Protection Act of 1995

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through the reduction in meat and poultry of harmful substances that present a threat to public health, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/06/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
05/01/1995Executive Comment Requested from USDA.
04/07/1995Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
04/07/1995Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E837)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/1995Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/1995Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (23)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture04/06/1995 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry04/07/1995 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/06/1995)


Title I: Meat Inspection

Title II: Poultry Inspection

Family Food Protection Act of 1995 - Title I: Meat Inspection - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to issue regulations to control and reduce human pathogens and other harmful substances in meat and meat food products. Considers as adulterated a carcass or meat or meat food product prepared at an official establishment (as defined by this Act) for commercial distribution that is not in compliance with such regulations.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue regulatory limits for human pathogens and other harmful substances in meat or meat food products.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop and administer surveillance and sampling systems for foodborne illnesses and adulterating substances; (2) issue hazard control regulations for official establishments; (3) convene a meat and poultry safety advisory board; and (4) establish voluntary guidelines for retail meat handling, processing, and storage. Authorizes State enforcement for in-State violations.

Directs the Secretary to prescribe livestock traceback methods to permit animal and establishment identification. Authorizes the Secretary to prohibit or restrict animal entry into or from a slaughtering establishment.

Requires a preparer who has reasonable belief that any carcass, meat, or meat food product is adulterated or misbranded to notify the Secretary. Authorizes the Secretary to recall such products.

Authorizes civil penalties for violations of this title.

Provides whistleblower protection.

Title II: Poultry Inspection - Amends the Poultry Products Inspection Act to provide similar provisions to title I.