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Introduced in House (07/20/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3337


To ban meat and poultry products processed in China from school lunches, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2017

Ms. DeLauro (for herself, Ms. Speier, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Jones, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Rush, and Ms. Clarke of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To ban meat and poultry products processed in China from school lunches, and for other purposes.

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 “Safe Chicken and Meat for Children Act”.

SEC. 2. Banning meat and poultry products processed in China from school lunches.

(a) School lunch and breakfast.—Section 9(h) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(h)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(6) PROHIBITING THE USE OF CERTAIN MEAT AND POULTRY.—A school participating in the school lunch program under this Act or the school breakfast program under section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) may not serve under such a program:

“(A) Poultry or poultry products (as defined in sections 4(e) and (f) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 453(e) and (f))), produced or processed, in whole or in part, in the People's Republic of China.

“(B) Meat or meat food products (as defined in section 1(j) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601(j))), produced or processed, in whole or in part, in the People's Republic of China.”.

(b) Child and adult care food program.—Section 17(g)(2)(A) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766(g)(2)(A)) is amended by striking “this section shall consist of a combination of foods that meet minimum nutritional requirements prescribed by the Secretary on the basis of tested nutritional research.” and inserting the following:“this section—

“(i) shall consist of a combination of foods that meet minimum nutritional requirements prescribed by the Secretary on the basis of tested nutritional research; and

“(ii) may not include the products described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 9(h)(6).”.

(c) Summer food service program for children.—Section 13(f)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (7 U.S.C. 1431(f)(1)) is amended by striking “this section shall serve meals consisting of a combination of foods and meeting minimum nutritional standards prescribed by the Secretary on the basis of tested nutritional research.” and inserting the following:“this section—

“(A) shall serve meals consisting of a combination of foods and meeting minimum nutritional standards prescribed by the Secretary on the basis of tested nutritional research; and

“(B) may not serve the products described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 9(h)(6).”.


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