The Act underscores the regulatory framework to: protect the health of consumers from food and animal feed hazard; establish the general principles of official control of food and feed safety, the requirements of food and feed business operators; and define the functions and powers of institutions of Federal and State Governments with the objective of ensuring that food and feed safety risks are effectively managed and that food is of the nature, substance and quality expected by the consumer.
The bill covers:
- Principles of food safety;
- General requirements for food and feed safety and quality; and
- Official testing and reference laboratories.