Lawmakers Examine Peanut Recall

The Peanut Corporation of America's third plant, located in Suffolk, Va., was inspected by the FDA Jan 26. The FDA took samples there that came back negative.

"Consumers just need to be, frankly, yelling and screaming to say, 'Hey make it safer," Donley said. "It shouldn't be up to us to have to find it and monitor our kitchens and cupboards and pantries and freezers to make sure that we're not harboring some sort of unsafe food."

"We have to keep the pressure on the FDA to do their job of inspecting and making sure food is safe for the American consumer," Stupak said.

"FDA is working hard to ensure the safety of food, in collaboration with its federal, state, local, and international food safety partners, and with industry, consumers, and academia," FDA food safety director Stephen Sundlof told lawmakers Feb. 5 in his prepared testimony for the Senate panel. "Although the Salmonella Typhimurium foodborne illness outbreak underscores the challenges we face, the American food supply continues to be among the safest in the world. Food safety is a priority for the new administration."

ABC News' Brian Hartman, Thomas Giusto and Matt Hosford contributed to this report.

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