Reps. Ask USDA To Revise Salmonella Action Plan

Law360, Washington (March 17, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Two Democratic representatives have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a letter dated Thursday to delay a proposed plan to address salmonella outbreaks in the meat industry and reconsider its planned response, saying the plan's efficacy has not been confirmed.

Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., asked the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to rethink its planned response to salmonella outbreaks like the recent antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg, which has twice the hospitalization rates than normal outbreaks.

“Substantial concerns have been raised about...
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