Congress Hearing On Food Safety

The Food and Drug Administration is in the hot seat tonight as congress holds a hearing on its actions in the wake of recent cases of contaminated spinach, peanut butter, and pet food.

Officials say they have evidence the FDA knew but did little about contamination problems that have lead to illnesses and deaths. Victims of contaminated food testified today stating Americans have to trust the food they order and only lawmakers can protect them.

FDA reps say the agency is understaffed…and can't always prevent outbreaks.

Those of us having trouble paying our electric bills may have a little money coming our way. ComEd announced today it's preparing to start a new $64 million dollar relief package for customers impacted by the company's January rate increase. Trying to provide benefits to customers in the form of credits, grants, and energy efficiency programs and hoping to eliminate the need for rate freeze legislation.

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