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Lawmaker Says New Outbreak Shows USDA, Poultry Industry Need to Act

Federal officials have announced another salmonella outbreak linked to chicken, and at least one lawmaker is calling for action against the poultry industry because of it.  Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Infantis has sickened 92 people as of October 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the outbreak has been ongoing since January.  Immediately following the announcement, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLaura, D-CT, issued a statement reiterating a letter she and a college wrote five years ago, criticizing the CDC and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for “their mismanaged investigation and lack of action in response to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella that contaminated chicken products across the country,” Food Safety News reported.  Read more....



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