Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hearing to be held on Salmonella outbreak Feb. 11

The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has announced plans to hold a hearing on Feb. 11 to examine the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA). “There are still far too many questions surrounding FDA’s role in allowing the PCA to distribute contaminated products,” said Rep. Bart Stupak, Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. “We have already requested a number of documents from the company and I hope this hearing will bring to light not only what went wrong but also what the FDA and industry can do to prevent future outbreaks.” For more information, see the press release.

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