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S 216
4-14-11, Senate Passed Bill by Unanimous Consent
Message on Passage Sent to House


112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 216

AN ACT

To increase criminal penalties for certain knowing and intentional violations relating to food that is misbranded or adulterated.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

    Section 303(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(a)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Any' and inserting `Except as provided in paragraph (2) or (3), any';

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this section, if' and inserting `If'; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    `(3) Any person who violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (k) of section 301 with respect to any food--

      `(A) knowingly and intentionally to defraud or mislead; and

      `(B) with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury,

    shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.'.

Passed the Senate April 4, 2011.

Attest:

Secretary.

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 216

AN ACT

To increase criminal penalties for certain knowing and intentional violations relating to food that is misbranded or adulterated.

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