Text: S.3832 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/23/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3832


To ensure greater food safety without creating new or unneeded government bureaucracy.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 23, 2010

Mr. Coburn introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To ensure greater food safety without creating new or unneeded government bureaucracy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ensuring Greater Food Safety Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Ensuring Federal agencies effectively communicate to ensure greater food safety.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall establish a plan no later than sixty days after the enactment of this Act to ensure effective information sharing regarding the regulation and inspection of food products and facilities, including violations, in which the FDA and USDA share joint, overlapping or similar responsibility.

(b) Within one year of enactment the FDA and USDA shall issue a joint report to Congress summarizing the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of this new information sharing arrangement.

(c) The Government Accountability Office shall issue a report to Congress within six months of the report required by paragraph (b) to determine if any inefficiencies or other challenges remain regarding the sharing of information required by paragraph (a).