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UPDATE – Hearing on “The Salmonella Outbreak: The Role of Industry in Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply”

House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Who is testifying has not yet been listed.  ("[I]t will be a one-panel hearing with representatives from Kellogg, King Nut, and Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers testifying.  The hearing will be focusing on how the companies that bought peanuts from PCA failed in this case, and what they could be doing to prevent this type of outbreak’).  It is great to see Congressmember’s Waxman and Stupak are still on top of things – "Change is Coming."

  • nancy tochtrop

    Instead of attacking retailers in the market, I feel this is passing the buck to someone who trustingly believed (false) mfg. credentials. Let’s get the retailers help in making the system work ‘better’. The system does work, it just needs to work more efficiently. Are Health Depts. hands tied somewhat? Why can’t the FDA walk into a mfg. plant and test openly the way they can walk into any retailer and question operations? This should be cleared up for the public, I think.