Frank R. LautenbergToday, United States Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D–Ill.), Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D–N.J.) sent a letter to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to call for the creation of a joint task force to examine the recent E. coli outbreaks in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, South Carolina and Utah. The task force would report to Congress and the public on the cause of these incidents and recommend changes in laws and regulations to protect American’s food and health.