Facebook. > --Subject to subsections (c) and (d), the Secretary shall establish the fees to be collected under this section for each fiscal year specified in subsection (a)(1), based on the methodology described under paragraph (2), and shall publish such fees in a Federal Register notice not later than 60 days before the start of each such year. "(C) Requirements for issuing certification.-- 101 et seq.) (2) under section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. "(1) In general.--The Secretary shall coordinate implementation of the grant program under this section with the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative. "(A) to determine whether such entity is in compliance with the provisions of this Act and with applicable industry standards and practices; and (3) evaluate the impact of post harvest processing on the competitiveness of the domestic oyster industry in the United States and in international markets. 303. (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall enhance foodborne illness surveillance systems to improve the collection, analysis, reporting, and usefulness of data on foodborne illnesses by-- "(2) Importer defined.--For purposes of this section, the term `importer' means, with respect to an article of food-- > The petition for review must be filed not later than 60 days after the date of the issuance of the final order of the Secretary. "(ii) Provision of certification.--Only an accredited third-party auditor or the Secretary may provide a facility certification under section 806(a). SEC. 350c) and subpart J of part 1 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulations), for facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods that the Secretary designates under paragraph (2) as high-risk foods. "(A) In general.--If an article of food covered by a recall order issued under paragraph (1)(B) has been distributed to a warehouse-based third party logistics provider without providing such provider sufficient information to know or reasonably determine the precise identity of the article of food covered by a recall order that is in its possession, the notice provided by the responsible party subject to the order issued under paragraph (1)(B) shall include such information as is necessary for the warehouse-based third party logistics provider to identify the food. "(i) under subparagraph (B) of subsection (a)(1) exceeds $20,000,000; and "(b) Voluntary Participation.--An importer may request the Secretary to provide for the expedited review and importation of designated foods in accordance with the program established by the Secretary under subsection (a). [16], Although this bill is meant to address food safety, there are, according to food safety advocate Bill Marler, some issues with its effectiveness. (2) ESEA definitions.--The terms "local educational agency", "secondary school", "elementary school", and "parent" have the meanings given the terms in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. (C) specify situations in which the examples of mitigation strategies or measures described in subsection (b)(2) of such section are appropriate. to revise, issue, or enforce product and category-specific regulations, such as the Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Controls Points Program, the Juice Hazard Analysis Critical Control Program, and the Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers standards. "(II) the average annual monetary value of all food sold by such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food sold by any subsidiary or affiliate, as described in clause (i)) during such period was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation. (c) > Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act. "(f) Monitoring.--To ensure compliance with the requirements of this section, the Secretary shall-- 110. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938, and it includes new regulations for produce farms and for facilities that process food for people to eat. "(i) not own or operate an eligible entity to be audited by such agent; "(ii) in carrying out audits of eligible entities under this section, have procedures to ensure that such agent does not have a financial conflict of interest regarding an eligible entity to be audited by such agent; and In defining such terms, the Secretary shall include consideration of harvestable acres, income, the number of employees, and the volume of food harvested. "SEC. 304. Standards for produce safety.Sec. (ii) mitigating vulnerabilities of the system; FSMA: Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law in 2011, they created the first ever food safety requirements for farms producing fruits and vegetables. [20] The farm must also prominently and conspicuously display the name and address of farm/facility on its label. 381 et seq. "(7) Civil action to require compliance.-- (1) to small businesses (as defined by the Secretary in section 103, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act) beginning on the date that is 1 year after the effective date of the final regulations promulgated under subsection (d); and (b) Centers of Excellence.--Part P of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. [111th Congress Public Law 353] (a) S hort Title.--This Act may be cited as the "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act". "(A) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall conduct a study of the food processing sector regulated by the Secretary to determine-- "(3) training to achieve advanced product or process specialization in such inspections; "(4) training that addresses best practices; CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: (D) Commingled raw agricultural commodities.-- > HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS. (B) facilitating sharing of surveillance information on a more timely basis among governmental agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security, and State and local agencies, and with the public; (C) developing improved epidemiological tools for obtaining quality exposure data and microbiological methods for classifying cases; DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS. > --Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall report to Congress on the findings of the pilot projects under this subsection together with recommendations for improving the tracking and tracing of food. 306. [10] The new (FSMA) law broadens that authority, allowing for administrative detention based on ‘reason to believe’ that the food item has been misbranded or adulterated’ and thus violates a legal standard for the product. Surveillance.Sec. (iv) developing and conducting exercises to test decontamination and disposal plans; (2) alter the jurisdiction between the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, under applicable statutes and regulations; [26] Small farms that sell locally or sell less than $500,000 a year are exempt from these new rules. "(2) Use of or exposure to food of concern. "(i) the consumer of the food; or (2) in amounts that constitute not more than 5 percent of the overall sales of such facility, as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury. "(f) Additional Exemptions. "(iii) following a refusal to allow United States officials to conduct such audits and investigations as may be necessary to ensure continued compliance with the requirements set forth in this section. Through FSMA, the U.S. Congress focuses more on the food industry on the … 1012. (B) detect, track, and remove smuggled food (as defined in section 309) from commerce. "(1) In general. > --The Secretary, by notice published in the Federal Register, shall establish an exemption from the requirements of this section for articles of food imported in small quantities for research and evaluation purposes or for personal consumption, provided that such foods are not intended for retail sale and are not sold or distributed to the public. ); "(A) establish a program for the testing of food by accredited laboratories; "(1) Eligible entities.--To be eligible to be designated as a Center of Excellence under subsection (a), an entity shall-- "(E) such other appropriate entity, as determined by the Secretary. > Until the date on which the Secretary promulgates a final rule that implements the amendments made by section 308 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, (Public Law 107-188), the Secretary shall notify the Secretary of Homeland Security of all instances in which the Secretary refuses to admit a food into the United States under section 801(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. ), as amended by section 105, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(g) Regional Balance.--In making grants under this section, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure-- "(6) Failure to comply with order.--Whenever any person has failed to comply with an order issued under paragraph (3), the Secretary may file a civil action in the United States district court for the district in which the violation was found to occur, or in the United States district court for the District of Columbia, to enforce such order. "(1) > ensure that a press release is published regarding the recall, as well as alerts and public notices, as appropriate, in order to provide notification-- (c) School-based Food Allergy Management Grants.-- "(A) In general.--A qualified facility that is exempt from the requirements under subsections (a) through (i) and subsection (n) and does not prepare documentation under paragraph (2)(B)(i)(I) shall-- "(3) Withdrawal; rule of construction.-- (A) the priority needs of regulatory agencies, the food industry, and consumers for information and analysis on foodborne illness and its causes; (d) Voluntary Nature of Guidelines.-- 806. "(1) In general.--To assist in carrying out the requirements of this subsection, the Secretary shall establish an incident command operation or a similar operation within the Department of Health and Human Services that will operate not later than 24 hours after the initiation of a mandatory recall or the recall of an article of food for which the use of, or exposure to, such article will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals. Food Safety Modernization Act The new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. (L) not require-- 5001 et seq.) "(ii) packed, received, or held such food. "(uu) The operation of a facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds food for sale in the United States if the owner, operator, or agent in charge of such facility is not in compliance with section 418.". "(1) Verification requirement.--Except as provided under subsections (e) and (f), each importer shall perform risk-based foreign supplier verification activities for the purpose of verifying that the food imported by the importer or agent of an importer is-- "(2) Program requirements.--The program established under paragraph (1)(A) shall provide for the recognition of laboratory accreditation bodies that meet criteria established by the Secretary for accreditation of laboratories, including independent private laboratories and laboratories run and operated by a Federal agency (including the Department of Commerce), State, or locality with a demonstrated capability to conduct 1 or more sampling and analytical testing methodologies for food. Nothing in this section or the guidelines developed by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall be construed to require a local educational agency to implement such guidelines. (c) Rule of Construction.--Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b), this section shall not be construed to exempt any food, other than alcoholic beverages, as defined in section 214 of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. "(i) with respect to a food for which a food packaging label is required by the Secretary under any other provision of this Act, include prominently and conspicuously on such label the name and business address of the facility where the food was manufactured or processed; or Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. ); "(5) Review.-- 116. (1) In general. > --If, at any time during an audit, an accredited third-party auditor or audit agent of such auditor discovers a condition that could cause or contribute to a serious risk to the public health, such auditor shall immediately notify the Secretary of-- "(ii) under an Import Alert that requires successful consecutive tests. The essential provisions of this act include scale-appropriate laws, conservation methods, organic manufacturing, value-added food handling, minimized paperwork, preserving farm identity, and training. > --In order to rapidly and effectively identify recipients of a food to prevent or mitigate a foodborne illness outbreak and to address credible threats of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals as a result of such food being adulterated under section 402 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or misbranded under section 403(w) of such Act, not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish recordkeeping requirements, in addition to the requirements under section 414 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. "(5) Consultative audit.--The term `consultative audit' means an audit of an eligible entity-- (V) detailing emergency treatment procedures in the event of a reaction; 3911] to the relevant committees of Congress, and make publicly available on the Internet Web sites of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, the National Agriculture and Food Defense Strategy. (5) responds to food-related emergencies; and (2) > Small entity compliance policy guide.--Not later than 180 days after the issuance of the regulations promulgated [Page 124 STAT. "(A) prepare the critical information described under subsection (f) for a reportable food as a standardized one-page summary; (2) Content.--The Secretary shall conduct 1 or more pilot projects under paragraph (1) in coordination with the processed food sector and 1 or more such pilot projects in coordination with processors or distributors of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities. 350d(a)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (2), by-- SEC. (1) In general.--The Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may send 1 or more inspectors to a country or facility of an exporter from which seafood imported into the United States originates. > --Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, and thereafter as the Secretary determines necessary, the Secretary shall designate high-risk foods for which the additional recordkeeping requirements described in paragraph (1) are appropriate and necessary to protect the public health. ); 350b) is amended-- "(B) as applicable, immediately notify all persons-- 181 et seq. (a) In General.--Chapter IV (21 U.S.C. "(2) Working group. "(A) require that any certification or other assurance provided by an entity specified in paragraph (2) be renewed by such entity at such times as the Secretary determines appropriate; and These standards will be met by implementing the following components: The FSMA builds a formal system of collaboration with other government agencies, both domestic and foreign. "(2) Public input.--During the comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall conduct not less than 3 public meetings in diverse geographical areas of the United States to provide persons in different regions an opportunity to comment. The bill also requires food importers to verify that they meet US food safety standards. SEC. "(i) the name of the article of food subject to the recall; "(4) build the infrastructure and capacity of the food safety programs of such eligible entity to meet the standards as outlined in the grant application; and. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, provided a major overhaul of the US food safety system. Laboratory accreditation for analyses of foods. "(2) information about food imports including-- "(B) > establish a publicly available registry of accreditation bodies recognized by the Secretary and laboratories [Page 124 STAT. "(D) information submitted to the Secretary in accordance with the process established in paragraph (7). > FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAM. "(5) Study.-- The Secretary shall consider certifications under section 801(q) and participation in the voluntary qualified importer program described in section 806 when targeting inspection resources under section 421. "(B) partner with 1 or more institutions of higher education that have demonstrated knowledge, expertise, and meaningful experience with regional or national food production, processing, and distribution, as well as leadership in the laboratory, epidemiological, and environmental detection and investigation of foodborne illness; and. "(2) Fee methodology.-- (iv) decontaminating and restoring areas affected by an agriculture or food emergency. "(6) Whether the food meets the criteria for priority under section 801(h)(1). "(B) Exception.--If a domestic facility (as defined in section 415(b)) or an importer becomes subject to a fee described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (D) of subsection (a)(1) after the maximum amount of fees has been collected by the Secretary under subparagraph (A), the Secretary may collect a fee from such facility or importer. The contract or memorandum shall contain provisions regarding reimbursement. > --The Secretary shall provide the registrant subject to an order under paragraph (1) with an opportunity for an informal hearing, to be held as soon as possible but not later than 2 business days after the issuance of the order or such other time period, as agreed upon by the Secretary and the registrant, on the actions required for reinstatement of registration and why the registration that is subject to suspension should be reinstated. 3889] under section 415(b)(5) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (as added by this section), the Secretary shall issue a small entity compliance policy guide setting forth in plain language the requirements of such regulations to assist small entities in complying with registration requirements and other activities required under such section. 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