S.297 - A bill to require that imported meat and meat food products made in whole or in part of imported meat be subjected to certain tests and that such meat or meat products be identified as having been imported; to require the inspection of imported dairy products and that such products comply with certain minimum standards of sanitation; to require that the cost of conducting such tests, inspections, and identification procedures on imported meat and meat food products and on dairy products, as the case may be, be borne by the exporters of such articles.95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Packwood, Bob [R-OR] (Introduced 01/18/1977)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/18/1977 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Subsequently: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry). (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.297 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/18/1977)
Title I: Meat and Meat Products - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to require meat imports to be labeled as imports and to be subjected to tests regarding substances or levels of substances prohibited in any domestically produced animal.
Title II: Dairy Products - Prohibits the importation of dairy products unless the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare certifies that such imports originated from pure and wholesome supplies and were manufactured in plants which comply with certain minimum standards of sanitation. Makes such products subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act after entry into the United States.
Permits assessments and fees to be prescribed for such tests and inspections and the revocation of import privileges for failure to pay such fees.