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April 13, 2010

A Cop For Food Safety

Congress is back at work this week. One piece of legislation the Senate will be considering is the Food Safety Modernization Act. It would create a new agency that would work to reduce the number of e-coli and salmonella outbreaks. A year ago this country endured one of the biggest outbreaks of salmonella ever, from contaminated peanuts processed in Georgia. Eventually hundreds of products were recalled, over 700 people fell ill, and 9 people died. The Hurley family in Portland, Ore. was one of the affected families. Their three-year-old son Jacob got salmonella from peanut butter crackers his parents bought at Costco. In the year since, his father, Peter Hurley, has made numerous trips to Washington, D.C. to lobby for tougher food regulations. Dick Gordon talks with Peter about why and how our food supply chain could be a lot safer.

Your Story: Getting His Credentials

Malcolm Morris has a story of how his experience in war inspired a form of courage in later years. Malcolm was seven years old, living in London, when German bombs rained down on the city. Soon after, he got a small camera, and began shooting photographs. He tells Dick the story of the phone call he made as a grown up that changed his life, and about the time Princess Diana saved the day. This story originally aired 9/11/09.


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