Summary: H.R.5415 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5415. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/12/2019)

Expanded Food Safety Investigation Act of 2019

This bill provides that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may, under specified circumstances, request access to a concentrated animal-feeding operation (i.e., a stabled or confined animal-feeding operation) to conduct microbial sampling.

Specifically, the bill allows the FDA to request access if the FDA determines that sampling is necessary to facilitate an investigation of a foodborne-illness outbreak, determine the cause of the outbreak, or address other public health needs.

The bill provides that such an operation shall be subject to penalties for refusing such a sampling.