Ga. Senate passes salmonella bill

By: ATLANTA (AP)
By: ATLANTA (AP)

The Georgia Senate unanimously passed a bill to toughen up the state's food safety laws in response to the deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a South Georgia peanut plant.

The legislation would require food makers to alert state inspectors within 24 hours if a plant's internal tests show its products are contaminated.

The measure passed the state Senate 50 to 0 on Wednesday. It now moves to the House.

The bill's sponsor, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Bulloch, said that if the bill had been in place it would have raised a red flag at the Peanut Corp. plant in Blakely, Ga.

Investigators say the Lynchburg, Va.-based company knowingly shipped salmonella-laced products even after internal tests showed they were contaminated.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 39787872 - wjhg.com/a?a=39787872
Gray Television, Inc.