H.R.5415 - Expanded Food Safety Investigation Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 12/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/13/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5415 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.