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Short Titles as Introduced

FDA Food Embargo Authority Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish the authority of officers and employees of the Department of Health and Human Services to issue detention orders regarding food in any case in which there is a reasonable belief that the food is in violation of such Act, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

10/27/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

11/08/2000Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
10/27/2000Referred to the House Committee on Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/27/2000Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce10/27/2000 Referred to
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment11/08/2000 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/27/2000)

FDA Food Embargo Authority Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow an inspections officer or employee to order a food or device detained if, during an inspection of a facility or vehicle, the officer or employee has reason to believe that such food or device is in violation of such Act. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to propose a regulations revision to include food as an article that can be detained.

Allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without regard to business confidentiality requirements, to disclose all information necessary to fully embargo, seize, or recall any adulterated food. Requires all food retailers to register with the FDA to expedite such procedures.