Make Our Food Safe
05/25/2010

"Sen. Harkin: Another Salmonella Outbreak, Another Reminder of Urgency for Food Safety Reform"

eNews Park Forest |

"Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement today after news that raw alfalfa sprouts had been linked to a Salmonella outbreak in ten states.  The tainted sprouts were distributed to a variety of restaurants, delicatessens and retailers, including Trader Joe's and Wal-Mart stores by Caldwell Fresh Foods of Maywood, CA...

“Incidents of food borne diseases are not only increasing, but happening with an all-too-common frequency.  Just a few weeks ago, E.Coli was found in lettuce.  Today’s announcement about Salmonella in alfalfa sprouts reinforces the need to reform our broken food safety system..."

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