Summary: S.3256 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (12/05/1980)

Food Safety and Quality Amendments of 1980 - Title I: Withdrawal of Inspection - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to permit the Secretary of Agriculture to withdraw inspection service under such Acts for violations connected with transactions in drugs and for the repeated failure of an applicant or recipient to comply with sanitation or other requirements of such Acts.

Title II: Civil Penalties - Increases criminal penalties for violations of such Acts. Establishes civil penalties for violations for which there is no criminal penalty. Sets forth hearing and review procedures under such Acts.

Title III: Residue Prevention - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to authorize the Secretary to quarantine any cattle, sheep, swine, goat, horse, mule, or other equine or any carcass, part thereof, meat or meat food product, poultry or poultry product which the Secretary has reason to believe may contain any unlawful residue. Authorizes such detention until the order is revoked or the articles containing such residue are destroyed. Sets forth hearing procedures for those adversely affected by the Secretary's determination. Authorizes the Secretary to require poultry slaughterers to identify the ownership of such poultry.

Title IV: Bribery - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to establish criminal penalties for bribing officials performing duties prescribed under such Acts.

Title V: General Provisions - Provides for the separability of the provisions of this Act.