ESPY INQUIRY SPARKS CONCERN

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The inquiry into whether Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy illegally accepted free travel, tickets to sporting events and other gifts from chicken king Tyson Foods has consumer food safety activists crying foul."He has compromised the integrity of the food safety program," said Rodney Leonard, executive director of the Community Nutrition Institute.Among the allegations the Justice

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The inquiry into whether Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy illegally accepted free travel, tickets to sporting events and other gifts from chicken king Tyson Foods has consumer food safety activists crying foul.

"He has compromised the integrity of the food safety program," said Rodney Leonard, executive director of the Community Nutrition Institute.

Among the allegations the Justice Department is currently reviewing is whether Espy last year violated the 190

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