Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Senates Wants Criminal Prosecution in Peanut Case

“At a panel discussion at the U on the rash of salmonella cases, the senator urged action against a peanut company executive and changes in U.S. food safety laws.

” U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Monday that the owner of a peanut-processing company should be prosecuted for the salmonella poisoning of more than 600 people and federal laws should be changed in the hope of preventing future outbreaks of food-borne disease.

"’Based on my review of the evidence, there should be a criminal prosecution here,’ said Klobuchar, D-Minn., after hosting a two-hour panel discussion on food safety at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. . . .”

David Shaffer, Klobuchar: Prosecute peanut case, StarTribune.com (Feb. 16, 2009) available at: http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/congress/39675512.html?page=1&c=y.

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