Food Safety: Provisions in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 [January 8, 2008] [open pdf - 67KB]
"The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA; P.L.110- 85), while primarily concerned with drug and device regulation and their user fees, also contains several provisions on food safety. As enacted, the law requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish processing and ingredient standards, update labeling requirements for pet food, and establish an early warning and surveillance system to identify adulteration and outbreaks of illness associated with pet food. The Secretary is to work with states to improve the safety of produce and strengthen state food safety programs. The Act requires the Secretary to create a registry for reportable information on foods with safety problems, which will help identify the supply chain of the reportable food. Alerts are to be issued for such foods, with records maintained and available for inspection. Additional provisions require attention to aquaculture and seafood inspection, environmental risks associated with genetically engineered seafood products, imported foods, pesticide monitoring, and ginseng dietary supplements."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22779