Sen. Leahy Says Food Makers Should Face Jail Time, Not Fines

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont says food
producers responsible for widespread, deadly outbreaks of disease
should face jail time, not just fines.
Leahy said some food makers won't take federal and state health
rules seriously without tougher penalties. According to Leahy:
"Fines won't do it."
Leahy's comments came during a hearing before the Senate
Agriculture Committee looking into a salmonella outbreak stemming
from a Georgia peanut processing plant. Dr. Stephen Sundlof, the
Food and Drug Administration's food safety director, told Leahy a
criminal investigation is under way.
The outbreak has resulted in more than 550 illnesses and at
least eight deaths. More than 1,100 products have been recalled in
the wake of the outbreak.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 39154192 -
Gray Television, Inc.