Make Our Food Safe

"How to overhaul the bureaucracy"

The Hill | Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

"Day in and day out, protecting American families from unsafe and contaminated foods remains a primary responsibility of this government, and it is a full-time job. Case in point: Just last week, we saw the Huntington Meat Packing Co. recall close to 5 million pounds of unsafe beef and veal, almost a full year after it had first gone to market. As it turns out, that was the seventh major meat recall of 2010. We had already seen, for example, over 1.2 million pounds of unsafe sausage recalled on account of salmonella, and 864,000 pounds of meat, on the market since 2008, potentially infected with E. coli..."

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