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Amid numerous food recalls, an effort to hold grocery stores more accountable

In the event of a food recall, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting to make grocery stores more accountable.

She hopes to enforce a law she introduced and passed years ago that requires all stores to display recall signs or contact customers directly after a recall.

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“Meanwhile, food recalls happen nearly everyday. This is unacceptable,” Gillibrand said on Tuesday.

Just Tuesday, a recall was announced for 29,000 lbs of Jimmy Dean frozen sausage links.

Bosco’s in Oswego has been open since 1959 and is a family-owned business. They have customers that have been shopping here for more than 20 years.

Owner Theresa Himes said if food is contaminated, they immediately take it off their shelves and hang a sign that alerts customers.

The warehouse Bosco’s orders food items from alerts them right away through phone, fax and email. If owners do not acknowledge they’ve gotten the alert, the warehouse will call their personal cell phones.

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