Bill Would Preserve U.S. Exports of Animal Agriculture Products During Regional Disease Outbreaks

Senate Bill 901, the “Safe American Food Exports Act of 2023” would amend the Animal Health Protection Act to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases by authorizing the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service to preemptively negotiate regionalization agreements for known animal disease threats to preserve U.S. exports of animal agriculture products. The bill was introduced by Senator Mike Braun and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.