S.2770 - Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 03/13/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||03/13/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
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Summary: S.2770 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/13/2008)
Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to make it a violation of such Act to: (1) slaughter any nonambulatory livestock, or prepare any carcass or carcass part or meat or meat food product from such animal, for human food use; or (2) fail to comply with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958.
Establishes the following penalties for violations of such prohibitions: (1) gross income-based civil penalty for a first violation; (2) one-year inspection service suspension for a second violation; and (3) permanent withdrawal of inspection service a third violation.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate final regulations that provide for public disclosure of a comprehensive list of establishments at which recalled meat or poultry is known to be available for public consumption or sale.