Sen. Criticizes FDA For Salmonella In Peppers

Law360 (July 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y) has chastised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the agency's announcement that it detected in a jalapeno pepper sample a strain of salmonella blamed for an outbreak that affected more than 1,200 people.

Clinton wrote to FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach on Tuesday. She pointed to the agency's sluggish implementation of its 2007 Food Protection Plan and urged it to more aggressively protect the food supply.

Consumers “have faced a series of troubling outbreaks and contaminated food scares,” forcing farmers...
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