H.R.5395 - 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 products be labeled "imported" at all stages of distribution until delivery to the final consumer; to require that the cost of conducting such tests, and the cost of conducting certain inspections and identification procedures on imported meat and meat food products, be borne by the exporters of such articles; to require certain eating establishments, which serve imported meat, to inform customers of that fact; and for other purposes.96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bedell, Berkley W. [D-IA-6] (Introduced 09/25/1979)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/25/1979 Referred to House Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
Summary: H.R.5395 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/25/1979)
Title I: Meat Labeling and Inspection - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to require the labeling as imported of any imported meat or meat product, which is capable for use as human food, or its container.
Requires that such products: (1) meet the same health standards as domestically produced meat; and (2) be tested in the exporting country. Requires periodic tests of such products in the United States by the Department of Agriculture as well.
Title II: Requirement of Certain Eating Establishments to Inform Customers that Imported Meat or Meat Food Products are Served in Such Establishment - Requires eating establishments serving imported meat to inform customers of this fact.