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The Great Purge of 1934 to 1940: Stalin’s campaign to eliminate opponents and rivals, actual or imagined. Pathos, ethos and logos are the three pillars of persuasion. Review our standards for each livestock species here. In awarding such grants, the Administrator shall take into account the criteria and priorities established by the Administrator under paragraph (3). (5) REPORT TO CONGRESS- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this part, and on an annual basis thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report that describes-- (A) progress made in implementing this section, including any obstacles to such implementation; and (B) any legislative recommendations or additional resources needed for full implementation. (1) IN GENERAL- The Administrator may, under agreements entered into with Federal, State, or local agencies, use on a reimbursable basis or otherwise the qualified personnel and services of those agencies in carrying out this Act. (2) TRAINING- Agreements with a State under this subsection shall provide for training of State employees. (3) MAINTENANCE OF AGREEMENTS- The Administrator shall maintain any agreement described in paragraph (1) that is in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act until the Administrator evaluates such agreement and determines whether to maintain or substitute such agreement. (4) COMMISSIONING- Where necessary and appropriate to fulfill the provisions of this Act or other food safety law, the Administrator shall, as part of any service agreement, commission qualified State and local regulatory officials and inspectors to assist the Administrator in carrying out the food safety law and accord such commissioned officials and inspectors access to information in possession of the Administrator as if they were Federal employees. (a) In General- All imported food under this Act shall meet requirements for food safety, inspection, labeling, and consumer protection that are at least equal to those applicable to food grown, manufactured, processed, packed, or held for consumption in the United States. (b) Certification System- Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall establish a system under which food products offered for importation into the United States shall be certified by the accredited foreign government in the country of export or by an accredited certifying agent meeting all applicable standards under this section. (1) Category 1, 2, and 3 food establishments shall secure certification of products from the accredited foreign government in the country where the products are produced and must enter the United States through ports designated by the Administrator. (A) the accredited foreign government in the country where the products are produced; or (3) Beginning not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, food from category 4 and 5 food establishments that is not certified by an accredited entity described in subsection (c) shall not enter the United States except through ports of entry that are located in a metropolitan area with an accredited food testing laboratory. (1) IN GENERAL- A foreign government or third party agent requesting accreditation to certify food for entry into the United States shall demonstrate, in a manner determined appropriate by the Administrator, that food produced under the supervision of the foreign government or third party agent, respectively, can meet standards for food safety, inspection, labeling, and consumer protection that are at least equal to standards applicable to food produced in the United States. (2) REQUEST BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT- Prior to accrediting a foreign government, the Administrator shall-- (A) review and audit the food safety program of the requesting foreign government (including all statutes, regulations, and inspection authority); and (i) administers a food control program that requires food exporters to implement hazard control measures for physical, chemical, and biological contaminants; (ii) ensures sanitary operations of facilities; (iii) utilizes testing and verification programs; and (iv) administers an effective enforcement program. (3) REQUEST BY A CERTIFYING AGENT- Prior to accrediting a certifying agent, the Administrator shall-- (A) review the training and qualifications of auditors and other employees used by the agent; (B) ensure that any such auditors have completed such training as may be required by the Administrator for the conduct of food safety inspections; and (i) to assess the adequacy of systems and standards in use; and (ii) to ensure that food approved by the agent for import to the United States meets the requirements of this Act. (4) CERTIFICATION TO ACCOMPANY EACH SHIPMENT- As a condition of accrediting any foreign government or certifying agent, such government or agent shall agree to issue a written and electronic certification to accompany each shipment intended for import to the United States from any food establishment which the government or agent certifies, subject to requirements set forth by the Administrator. (1) conduct an on-site audit of any food establishment registered under section 202, with or without the certifying agent; or (2) require a certifying agent to submit an onsite audit report and any other reports or documents which the agent requires as part of the audit process, including documentation that the food establishment is in compliance with registration requirements and prior notice requirements for food imported to the United States. (e) Limitation- A foreign government or other certifying agent accredited by the Administrator to certify food for import to the United States under this section may certify only the food products or food categories for importation to the United States that are specified in the grant of accreditation. (1) if food approved by the foreign government or certifying agent is linked to an outbreak of human illness; (2) following an investigation and finding by the Administrator that the programs of the foreign government, or a foreign food establishment certified by the certifying agent, are no longer equal to those applied to food grown, manufactured, processed, packed, or held in the United States; or (3) following a refusal to allow United States officials to conduct such audits and investigations as may be necessary to ensure continued compliance with the requirements of this section. (g) Renewal of Accreditation- The Administrator shall audit foreign governments and certifying agents whenever needed, but no less than once every 3 years, to ensure the continued compliance with the requirements set forth in this section.
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