FDA Heavily Criticized Over Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

August 1, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been heavily criticized this week over how they handled the salmonella outbreak investigation.Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been heavily criticized this week over how they handled the salmonella outbreak investigation.

The salmonella outbreak has caused over 1,300 people to be sickened since it first appears last April.

The Florida food safety regulator Charles Bronson spoke this week in front of a congressional subcommittee, grilling the FDA.

The FDA is being hit hard, as many state that they handled the salmonella outbreak poorly, costing the tomato industry $300 million, and withholding important information from states.

In particular, Florida tomato growers are none to happy with how they were immediately linked to the salmonella outbreak, despite the fact that the majority of the cases could have ruled out Florida tomatoes just by location.

This all comes just after the FDA managed to link the salmonella outbreak to irrigation water, and serrano peppers being grown at a farm in Mexico.


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