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Protecting Food Safety Whistleblowers

peanut-corp-150.jpgIncluded in the recently-passed Food Safety and Modernization Act is a section that protects whistleblowers who alert government officials to dangerous practices in their facilities. This comes after Kenneth Kendrick spoke out about unsanitary conditions at the Texas peanut factory where he worked; Kendrick says since the incident, "I've had a difficult time finding a job that pays more than nine bucks an hour." [AP]