Make Our Food Safe
09/13/2010

"Push on for food-safety reform: Egg recall brings issue to forefront"

The Durango Herald | Tamar Hallerman

"WASHINGTON - When bureaucrats, lobbyists, activists and concerned parents flooded Capitol Hill to discuss food safety in February 2009, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet was barely two weeks into his term.

Tainted peanut products had spurred a salmonella outbreak, and, as the newly appointed Democrat from Colorado was attending freshman orientation and hiring staff, hearing rooms were brimming as colleagues heatedly debated the issue.

With public pressure to beef up the food-safety system mounting, both Democrats and Republicans started calling for what would be the biggest overhaul of the system in more than 70 years ... "

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