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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Congressman Sanford Bishop is urging Congress not to hold the entire peanut industry accountable or responsible for the actions of one manufacturer as they investigate a Blakely plant at the center of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak.

Bishop is not part of the House Energy and Commerce committee, but provided the panel with a written statement during yesterday's hearing.

Bishop told the committee any company that willfully and knowingly places unsafe products in the market place that cause illness or death should be prosecuted.

He also had some harsh words for the FDA, who he blames for hurting Georgia's tomato industry during a Salmonella outbreak last year that eventually was traced back to peppers.

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