Summary: H.R.3956 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3956. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/13/2002)

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."

Directs the Secretary to establish a National Advisory Committee for Microbiology Criteria for Foods.