Summary: H.R.5069 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5069. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/17/2008)

Food and Product Responsibility Act of 2008 - Applies this Act to replacement equipment, food, drugs, devices, cosmetics, biological products, consumer products, meat or meat food product, poultry or poultry products, and eggs or egg products (covered products).

Prohibits a manufacturer from distributing a covered product unless the manufacturer holds a certification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that the manufacturer possesses sufficient means (through insurance or otherwise) to cover the entire cost of a recall of the product, including administrative costs, compensatory damages, and costs of any product liability or other lawsuit relating to that product.

Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act (regarding meat and meat food products), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (regarding poultry and poultry products), the Egg Products Inspection Act (regarding eggs and egg products), and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) (regarding food) to provide for voluntary and mandatory recalls of adulterated or misbranded articles, notice to consumers and health officials, and related procedures.