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The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee is "outraged" at the growing number of food-borne illnesses nationwide, he said Thursday.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, spoke amid a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened 575 people and has been linked to eight deaths. The illnesses have been traced to peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corp. of America at its plant in Blakely, Georgia.

Even as the Senate committee conducted its hearing, fallout from the peanut butter problem continued. Watch more of the hearing Read full article »

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