H.R.3956 - Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] (Introduced 03/13/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3956 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, respectively, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) prescribe initial and final pathogen performance standards for raw meat and raw poultry, and meat and poultry products processed in establishments inspected under such Acts; (2) identify, and publish a list of, such pathogens; (3) initiate pathogen surveys to determine existing levels of meat and poultry contamination; and (4) perform microbial compliance testing at such establishments, and prohibit non-complying establishments from labeling such products as "inspected and passed."
Introduced in House (03/13/2002)
Directs the Secretary to establish a National Advisory Committee for Microbiology Criteria for Foods.