Federal committee asked to consider food safety in Smithfield Foods sale

06/25/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. Senators is asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to review food safety issues as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which he chairs, considers the sale of Smithfield Foods to Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International. "We know that Chinese food products have been a threat to public health and that Shuanghui was found to have produced and sold tainted pork. This merger may only make it more difficult to protect the food supply," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.

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