Make Our Food Safe
02/23/2010

"Legislation protects consumers without hurting businesses"

The Hill | Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)

"These days it seems like we can't go more than a couple of weeks without reading headlines of yet another food-borne illness outbreak. Most recently, it was salmonella linked to pepper-coated salami sold under various brand names and at major grocery stores across the country. As of Feb. 15, 230 people were reported sick in 45 states. Perhaps the most frightening part of it all is that we still do not know if the contamination came from the meat or the pepper. These were not products from a small producer or sold in a mom-and-pop shop -this meat was processed and sold by major corporations, and we still do not have a way to trace the source of the contamination..."

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