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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1633

there is a possibility that the recombined product may be exported from the United States; (B) no dockage or foreign material of any origin may be added to any grain that may be exported if the result will be to reduce the grade or quality of the grain or to reduce the ability of the grain to resist spoilage; and (C) no blending of grain with a similar grain of different moisture content may be permitted if the difference between the moisture contents of the grains being blended is more than 1 percent; and (5) evaluate the current method of establishing grain classification, the feasibility of utilizing new technology to correctly classify grains, and the impact of new seed varieties on exports and users of grain. (c) Not later than December 1, 1986, the Office of Technology Assessment shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report containing the results of the study required under this section, together with such comments and recommendations for the improvement of United States grain export quality standards and handling practices as the Office of Technology Assessment considers appropriate.






SEC. 1701. (a) Section 17 of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 466) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(d)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all poultry, or parts or products thereof, capable of use as human food offered for importation into the United States shall— "(A) be subject to the same inspection, sanitary, quality, species verification, and residue standards applied to products produced in the United States; and "(B) have been processed in facilities and under conditions that are the same as those under which similar products are processed in the United States. "(2) Any such imported poultry article that does not meet such standards shall not be permitted entry into the United States. "(3) The Secretary shall enforce this subsection through— "(A) random inspections for such species verification and for residues; and "(B) random sampling and testing of internal organs and fat of carcasses for residues at the point of slaughter by the exporting country, in accordance with methods approved by the Secretary.", (b) The amendment made by this section shall become effective 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act.


Effective date. 21 USC 466 note.