Operating without a net: Salmonella outbreak reveals a broken food safety system

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee is holding a hearing to examine the recent salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America. An extensive investigation into this nationwide outbreak, which now involves the FBI, looks at how contaminated peanut products, from one plant in Blakely, Georgia, could taint hundreds of other foods. Currently eight people have died from salmonella poisoning and nearly 600 people, in 44 states, have fallen ill. Joining us to discuss the break down in America’s food safety infrastructure is Benjamin England. England, is a 17-year FDA veteran and co-founder of FDA Imports.com.

The FDA's recall list for peanut butter and related food products has hundreds of items on it. Click here to see what is on the list that might hiding in your pantry.


Benjamin England

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