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United States House Food Safety Probe

In hearings today on Capitol Hill, investigators from the House of Representatives committee on Energy and Commerce found the Food and Drug Administration inspects only one percent of all food imports and samples only a fraction of those.

Perhaps the best quote on food safety ever:

“Who needs Al-Qaeda when you have got E. coli?” asked Jay Inslee, a representative from the State of Washington, warning that the threat from food laced with bacteria should be treated as seriously as “the war on terror.

Not at all to downplay the horror of 9/11 when 2,819 people needlessly died.  It is interesting to note that 5,000 people die every year in the United States after eating contaminated food  – that is nearly 25,000 since September 2001.  We can do better.