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SA 3647. Mr. FEINGOLD submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3500 proposed by Mr. Harkin (for himself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Baucus, and Mr. Grassley) to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 563, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:
(a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs), in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, shall jointly submit to Congress a report on imports of high protein food ingredients (including gluten, casein, and milk protein concentrate) into the United States during the 5-year period preceding the date of enactment
of this Act.
(b) Components.--The report required under subsection (a) shall include--
(1) a description of--
(A) the quantity of each high protein food ingredient imported into the United States; and
(B) the source of the high protein food ingredients being imported;
(2) an accounting of the percentage of imports in each category and subcategory of high protein food ingredients that were inspected, including whether the inspections were--
(A) basic or visual inspections; or
(B) more intensive inspections or laboratory analyses;
(3) an evaluation of--
(A) whether the laboratory tests conducted on high protein food ingredients were able to detect adulteration with other high nitrogen compounds, such as melamine; and
(B) if some of the laboratory tests were sensitive and others were not sensitive, the number and results for each sensitivity; and
(4) a survey of whether high protein food ingredients were imported for food uses or non-food uses, including an analysis of--
(A) whether the food uses were animal or human food uses; and
(B) whether any non-food or animal feed products could have entered the human food supply, including an analysis of any safeguards to prevent such products from entering the human food supply.
(c) Availability.--As soon as practicable after the completion of the report under subsection (a), the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall make the report available to the public.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 13, 2007.)