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Senators Offer Bill To Enforce Meat Safety Standards

Law360 (March 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. senators proposed a bill Thursday to strengthen the food safety system by imposing stricter penalties for the slaughter of livestock too sick to walk and improving public notification procedures for voluntary food recalls.

Bill number S.2770 would ban the slaughter of “non-ambulatory” animals for use in food and establish incentives for slaughter facilities to follow the law while setting in place a three-strike rule that would effectively shut down any facility with repeated infractions.

In the event of a recall, the bill would require the...
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