To establish a comprehensive process to inform American consumers about food and product recalls, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Consumer Food and Product Safety Information Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSE.
The purpose of this Act is to establish a simple, centralized, and comprehensive public information process to notify American consumers about product recalls.
SEC. 3. IMPROVED PUBLIC NOTICE OF PRODUCT RECALLS AND PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION.
(a) Public Information Initiative.-- (1) In general.--The head of each enforcement agency shall design and implement a public information plan to use agency and media resources to provide information to the public concerning-- (A) the role of the agency in ensuring product safety; (B) steps consumers can take to enhance their safety while using products under the jurisdiction of the agency; (C) information about product recalls concerning products under the jurisdiction of the agency; and (D) additional information that the agency head determines will enhance consumer safety. (2) Components of initiative.--The plan under paragraph (1) shall include procedures for developing and distributing the following materials: (A) Public service announcements under subsection (d). (B) Quarterly reports under subsection (e). (C) Posters and other materials under subsection (f). (D) Other appropriate mechanisms for communicating product safety information to the public. (b) Clearinghouse.-- (1) In general.--The Commission shall establish a clearinghouse to collect and distribute product recall and...