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Food Safety Attorney Fred Pritzker Calls for Criminal Sanctions Against Food Poisoners
Date:3/22/2010

National food safety lawyer Fred Pritzer said in a statement that any food executive responsible for knowingly shipping product contaminated with a human pathogen should go to prison. "It's simple,'' said Pritzker, whose law firm is a leading practitioner of foodborne illness litigation. "Test your product. Hold your product until test results are completed. If testing reveals your product is adulterated, don't ship it. If you violate any or all of these three steps, you go to prison.''

Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) March 22, 2010 -- A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection of Basic Food Flavors Inc. found that the Las Vegas-based food ingredient maker continued to ship product after its facility tested positive for Salmonella, a potentially deadly bacterium.

When FDA discovered the situation at Basic Food Flavors Inc., a recall was issued of Basic Food Flavors HVP flavor enhancer that has touched off a sweeping domino pattern of food recalls by users of the ingredient. No Salmonella infections have been reported, but the number of HVP-related recalls has topped 100 and could run into the thousands.

While the FDA weighs the appropriate regulatory response, victims of food poisoning and advocates for a stronger food safety system in the United States are hoping for criminal sanctions.


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