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Peanut Butter Salmonella – The Seven Year Old and the President

The New York Times story in the morning profiles Christopher Meunier, age 7, who is my client in the most recent Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak. He suffered a high fever, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and was hospitalized for six days because he ate peanut butter.

Somewhere, the intrepid reporters of the New York Times found this quote from now President Obama:

“Far too often, tainted food is not recalled until too late,” Mr. Obama said last year. “When I am president, it will not be business as usual when it comes to food safety. I will provide additional resources to hire more federal food inspectors.”

Perhaps that means that the administration is paying attention.