Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Food shouldn't make us sick"

Philadelphia Inquirer |

"Looking back at this age of the killer omelet, future historians may puzzle over Congress' long-standing inability to pass a food-safety bill.

Just a few months ago, egg magnate Jack DeCoster was telling members of that same deliberative body that he was 'sorry' about having unleashed a mass poisoning on the American public.

DeCoster's squalid Iowa mega-farm was the source of a salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,500 and led to a recall of half a billion eggs. Until then, the Food and Drug Administration had never inspected the facility..."

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