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S. 425:
111th Congress

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Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the establishment of a traceability system for food, to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspections Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement, and for other purposes.


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Occurred: Introduced Feb 12, 2009
Occurred: Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
Not Yet Occurred: Reported by Committee (pending)
Not Yet Occurred: Voted on in Senate (pending)
Not Yet Occurred: Voted on in House (pending)
Not Yet Occurred: Signed by President (pending)
This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Mar 7, 2009 2:24PM]
Last Action:
Feb 12, 2009: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Mar 10, 2009 10:28 PM - We are members of several farmers markets and have a roadside stand we have been in business since 1983. We have never had anyone get sick from our food. Will business owners like us be effected by this bill or will we be exempt due to the fact that we know where all of our produce comes from, our field. - Read Answers
Mar 14, 2009 11:03 PM - what interest does monsanto have in this...anybody know? - Read Answers

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