May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1026 proposed by Senator Brown for Senator Feingold.
May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1026 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL REPORTS.
(a) In General.--The Commissioner on Food and Drugs shall annually submit to Congress and publish on the Internet website of the Food and Drug Administration, a report concerning the results of the Administration's pesticide residue monitoring program, that includes--
(1) information and analysis similar to that contained in the report entitled ``Food and Drug Administration Pesticide Program Residue Monitoring 2003'' as released in June of 2005;
(2) based on an analysis of previous samples, an identification of products or countries (for imports) that require special attention and additional study (including details on the plans for such additional studies), including in the initial report (and subsequent reports as determined necessary) the results and analysis of the Ginseng Dietary Supplements Special Survey as described on page 13 of the report entitled ``Food and Drug Administration Pesticide Program Residue Monitoring 2003'';
(3) information on the relative number of interstate and imported shipments of each tested commodity that were sampled, including recommendations on whether sampling is statistically significant, provides confidence intervals or other related statistical information, and whether the number of samples should be increased and the details of any plans to provide for such increase; and
(4) a description of whether certain commodities are being improperly imported as another commodity, including a description of additional steps that are being planned to prevent such smuggling.
(b) Initial Reports.--Annual reports under subsection (a) for fiscal years 2004 through 2006 may be combined into a single report, by not later than June 1, 2008, for purposes of publication under subsection (a). Thereafter such reports shall be completed by June 1 of each year for the data collected for the year that was 2-years prior to the year in which the report is published.
(c) Memorandum of Understanding.--The Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the head of the Agricultural Marketing Service shall enter into a memorandum of understanding to permit inclusion of data in the reports under subsection (a) relating to testing carried out by the Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Agricultural Marketing Service on meat, poultry, eggs, and certain raw agricultural products, respectively.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 2, 2007.)