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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bellevue mom to tell FDA how tainted food nearly killed her

Merrill Behnke almost died after eating pasteurized Italian ricotta salata cheese infected with Listeria. On Thursday, she will testify in Washington, D.C., at a hearing on proposed safety rules that would apply to imported foods. At rear are her husband, Ryan Broms, and daughter Channing.