Congress Holds Food Safety Hearing

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By Admin on February 27, 2008 11:50 AM

Congress on Tuesday urged food company executives to do more to improve food safety, in the wake of recent recalls and illnesses related to beef products, spinach, peanut butter, baby food, and more. Reuters reports that food suppliers told a House Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee that they are putting in place "a series of initiatives to improve food safety at their facilities," but lawmakers warned industry executives they "have not done enough to prevent future recalls and unsafe products from reaching consumers." CNNMoney states that lawmakers called the food safety system in the U.S. "a mess" and "fragile."