Fresh vegetables. Glazed ham. Preserved olives.
According to data compiled by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s staff, those are just a few examples of over 900 food products that have been recalled from New York City shelves since 2005 for various violations.
The senator held a news conference on Sunday to call attention to the need for overhauling the nation’s food safety laws.
Gillibrand is the first New York senator in 40 years to sit on a congressional committee responsible for developing policies for food production and oversight.
She says she plans to introduce a bill that would mandate E.
coli inspections of all ground beef.
Currently, meat grinders aren’t required to test their ingredients for the virus.