Congress Holds Food Safety Hearing
Congress on Tuesday urged food company executives to do more to improve food safety, in the wake of recent recalls and illnesses related to beef products, spinach, peanut butter, baby food, and more. Reuters reports that food suppliers told a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee that they are putting in place "a series of initiatives to improve food safety at their facilities," but lawmakers warned industry executives they "have not done enough to prevent future recalls and unsafe products from reaching consumers." CNNMoney states that lawmakers called the food safety system in the U.S. "a mess" and "fragile."
- Congress Asks Companies to Do More on Food Safety (Reuters)
- Lawmakers Blast Food Safety 'Mess' (CNNMoney)
- Statement from Congressman John D. Dingell on Food Safety Subcommittee
- Largest Beef Recall in U.S. History (FindLaw's Common Law Blog 2/17/08)
- Food Poisoning: Health and Legal Information (FindLaw)
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