United States Senators Patrick Leahy, Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken have introduced S-3767 the FOOD SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2010. This proposed legislation would dramatically increases prison sentences for violation of the FD&C Act, by introduction of adulterated or misbranded food into interstate commerce, to up to 10 years. Readers are reminded that FD&C Act violations are classed as strict liability crimes - meaning that intent is not an element of proof for the prosecution. Also, federal prosecutors routinely apply the legal concept of vicarious criminally liability to individual corporate officers.

The text of the FOOD SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2010 is posted below.