House Dems announce hearing on egg recall

By Mike Lillis, The Hill

The Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have scheduled a hearing next month to examine the government’s response to the recent nationwide recall of hundreds of millions of eggs potentially contaminated with salmonella.

Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the full committee, and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who heads the E&C oversight subpanel, have already requested documents surrounding the episode from the Food and Drug Administration, the Agriculture Department and the two Iowa-based companies that have recalled more than 500 million eggs in recent weeks.

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