June 20 Fifteen U.S. Senators on Thursday raised
questions about government oversight of the proposed purchase
of Smithfield Foods Inc by Chinese food company
The deal will undergo a national security review by the
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, 15 senators said
that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug
Administration should be included in the CFIUS process so that
food supply and food safety issues are properly considered.
Those agencies are not typically involved in CFIUS