21 U.S. Code § 373 - Records

(a) In general
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter, carriers engaged in interstate commerce, and persons receiving food, drugs, devices, tobacco products, or cosmetics in interstate commerce or holding such articles so received, shall, upon the request of an officer or employee duly designated by the Secretary, permit such officer or employee, at reasonable times, to have access to and to copy all records showing the movement in interstate commerce of any food, drug, device, tobacco product, or cosmetic, or the holding thereof during or after such movement, and the quantity, shipper, and consignee thereof; and it shall be unlawful for any such carrier or person to fail to permit such access to and copying of any such record so requested when such request is accompanied by a statement in writing specifying the nature or kind of food, drug, device, tobacco product, or cosmetic to which such request relates, except that evidence obtained under this section, or any evidence which is directly or indirectly derived from such evidence, shall not be used in a criminal prosecution of the person from whom obtained, and except that carriers shall not be subject to the other provisions of this chapter by reason of their receipt, carriage, holding, or delivery of food, drugs, devices, tobacco products, or cosmetics in the usual course of business as carriers, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Food transportation records
A shipper, carrier by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, receiver, or other person subject to section 350e of this title shall, on request of an officer or employee designated by the Secretary, permit the officer or employee, at reasonable times, to have access to and to copy all records that the Secretary requires to be kept under section 350e (c)(1)(E) of this title.

Source

(June 25, 1938, ch. 675, § 703,52 Stat. 1057; Pub. L. 91–452, title II, § 230,Oct. 15, 1970, 84 Stat. 930; Pub. L. 103–80, § 3(z),Aug. 13, 1993, 107 Stat. 778; Pub. L. 109–59, title VII, § 7202(c),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1913; Pub. L. 111–31, div. A, title I, § 103(h),June 22, 2009, 123 Stat. 1837.)
Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–31inserted “tobacco product,” after “device,” in two places and “tobacco products,” after “devices,” in two places.
2005—Pub. L. 109–59struck out “of interstate shipment” after “Records” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted subsec. heading, substituted “carriers, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section” for “carriers” before period at end, and added subsec. (b).
1993—Pub. L. 103–80substituted “, except that” for “: Provided, That” and “, and except that” for “: Provided further, That”.
1970—Pub. L. 91–452inserted “, or any evidence which is directly or indirectly derived from such evidence,” after “under this section”.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–59effective Oct. 1, 2005, see section 7204 ofPub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 331 of this title.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–452effective on sixtieth day following Oct. 15, 1970, and not to affect any immunity to which any individual is entitled under this section by reason of any testimony given before sixtieth day following Oct. 15, 1970, see section 260 ofPub. L. 91–452, set out as an Effective Date; Savings Provision note under section 6001 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of Federal Security Administrator to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare [now Health and Human Services], and of Food and Drug Administration in the Department of Agriculture to Federal Security Agency, see notes set out under section 321 of this title.

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21 CFR - Food and Drugs

21 CFR Part 5 - ORGANIZATION

21 CFR Part 7 - ENFORCEMENT POLICY

21 CFR Part 10 - ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

21 CFR Part 11 - ELECTRONIC RECORDS; ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

21 CFR Part 12 - FORMAL EVIDENTIARY PUBLIC HEARING

21 CFR Part 13 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC BOARD OF INQUIRY

21 CFR Part 14 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

21 CFR Part 15 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER

21 CFR Part 16 - REGULATORY HEARING BEFORE THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

21 CFR Part 20 - PUBLIC INFORMATION

21 CFR Part 25 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS

21 CFR Part 54 - FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE BY CLINICAL INVESTIGATORS

21 CFR Part 179 - IRRADIATION IN THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND HANDLING OF FOOD

21 CFR Part 814 - PREMARKET APPROVAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES

 

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