PUBLIC LAW 110–85—SEPT. 27, 2007
121 STAT. 963
(B) an increasing volume of imported food from a wide variety of countries; and (C) a shortage of adequate resources for monitoring and inspection; (4) according to the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, the United States is increasing the amount of food that it imports such that— (A) from 2003 to 2007, the value of food imports has increased from $45,600,000,000 to $64,000,000,000; and (B) imported food accounts for 13 percent of the average American diet including 31 percent of fruits, juices, and nuts, 9.5 percent of red meat, and 78.6 percent of fish and shellfish; and (5) the number of full-time equivalent Food and Drug Administration employees conducting inspections has decreased from 2003 to 2007. SEC. 1002. ENSURING THE SAFETY OF PET FOOD.
21 USC 2102.
(a) PROCESSING AND INGREDIENT STANDARDS.—Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this title as the ‘‘Secretary’’), in consultation with the Association of American Feed Control Officials and other relevant stakeholder groups, including veterinary medical associations, animal health organizations, and pet food manufacturers, shall by regulation establish— (1) ingredient standards and definitions with respect to pet food; (2) processing standards for pet food; and (3) updated standards for the labeling of pet food that include nutritional and ingredient information. (b) EARLY WARNING SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS AND NOTIFICATION DURING PET FOOD RECALLS.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish an early warning and surveillance system to identify adulteration of the pet food supply and outbreaks of illness associated with pet food. In establishing such system, the Secretary shall— (1) consider using surveillance and monitoring mechanisms similar to, or in coordination with, those used to monitor human or animal health, such as the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) and PulseNet of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food Emergency Response Network of the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network of the Department of Agriculture; (2) consult with relevant professional associations and private sector veterinary hospitals; (3) work with the National Companion Animal Surveillance Program, the Health Alert Network, or other notification networks as appropriate to inform veterinarians and relevant stakeholders during any recall of pet food; and (4) use such information and conduct such other activities as the Secretary deems appropriate.
SEC. 1003. ENSURING EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS DURING A RECALL.
21 USC 2103.
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The Secretary shall, during an ongoing recall of human or pet food regulated by the Secretary—
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