New food safety legislation could give the government significant new powers, but most industry groups are pleased
In 2006, it was E. coli found on spinach. In 2007, it was contaminated seafood imports and later, contaminated frozen hamburger patties. 2008 saw the largest beef recall in U.S. history, followed by a huge salmonella outbreak that was mistakenly blamed on tomatoes, then possibly cilantro before imported peppers were discovered to be the true culprit. And, in late 2008 and early 2009, a separate salmonella outbreak traced back to a Georgia peanut processing plant sickened almost 700 people ...
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