Summary: S.2598 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/30/1975)

Dairy and Meat Import Inspection and Identification Act - Establishes labeling and sanitation requirements for imported meat and dairy products.

Title I: Dairy Products - Defines terms as used in this title. Directs that no dairy products shall be imported into the United States unless the Secretary of Agriculture first certifies that such products are wholesome and pure. Requires the Secretary to establish standards comparable to standards imposed upon domestic dairy products. Provides that such imports must comply with United States packaging and labeling requirements.

Requires that the package or container of any food product made in whole or in part of imported dairy products shall be labeled "imported" or "imported in part".

Establishes criminal penalties for violation of the requirements of this Act.

Title II: Meat and Meat Products - Imposes the same labeling requirements on meat products as those imposed by title I of this Act.

Requires that such products meet the same health standards as imposed upon domestically produced meats. Requires that inspectors employed by the Department of Agriculture supervise the testing of imported meats. Directs that periodic tests of imported meats shall be conducted in the United States by the Department of Agriculture.