Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sent a letter Tuesday to the Department of Justice inquiring about the status of the department’s investigation into Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the company implicated in a massive product recall and Salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009.

Thousands of products were recalled

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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bill Monday aimed at holding violators of food safety standards “accountable for their crimes.”

The legislation, dubbed the Food Safety Accountability Act, follows a measure Leahy introduced before August recess that would strengthen criminal penalties for food safety violators.

The bill would create a

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Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation late last week that would stiffen the penalties for companies that knowingly violate food safety standards.
According to Leahy’s office, the Food Safety Enforcement Act would increase the sentences prosecutors can seek for people who “knowingly contaminate

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