House Dems Press For Probe Into Listeria Outbreak

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT) -- Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday asked for a probe and hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives panel over a listeria outbreak from cantaloupes at a Colorado farm that has infected at least 84 people and killed at least 15.

Reps. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., wrote to the chairs of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and that panel's subcommittee on oversight and investigations to ask for the investigation into listeria at Jensen Farms, calling it the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in...
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