Energy & Commerce Committee Announces Hearing on Salmonella Outbreak and Egg Recall

Aug 26, 2010

Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on September 14, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. on the safety of the nation’s food supply in light of the recent outbreak of salmonella associated with eggs from Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa.

In addition, Chairman Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Stupak yesterday sent letters to the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture requesting documents and information relating to the egg recall.  On August 23, 2010, the Chairmen requested documents on the salmonella outbreak and voluntary egg recall from Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa.