Egg Safety: Are there Cracks in the Federal Food Safety System? Hearing Before the Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, July 1, 1999 [open pdf - 6MB]
S. Hrg. 106-283: This hearing will focus on the Nation's egg supply and the extent to which the Federal food safety infrastructure is adequate or inadequate to ensure that the eggs we eat do not pose a health risk. There are three important questions reviewed at this hearing: from a good government point of view, how can the current egg safety system in this country be better organized and managed; i.e., can you do a better job with all the agencies that are out there? Are they doing the job that ought to be done? Second, do the health risks of SE (Salmonella enteritidis) warrant going in and saying that the current system, even if it was improved substantially, is inadequate to get the job done, and that we should reorganize and combine and so on? And third, are there some short-term things that need to be done? In other words, is there, within the current framework, something that can be really zeroed in on that can deal with this problem and substantially reduce the threat of SE? Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: George V. Voinovich, Richard J. Durbin, Harold "Butch" DeVries, Jr., Lawrence J. Dyckman., Margaret Glavin, Michael F. Jacobson, Keith Mussman, Morris E. Potter, and Jill A. Snowdon.
S. Hrg. 106-283; Senate Hearing 106-283