by Marion Nestle
Aug 1 2008

Salmonella saintpaul goes to Congress

So it wasn’t tomatoes; it was a jalapeno pepper (maybe). Congress wants to know what took the FDA so long and why the Florida tomato industry got creamed in the process. But every proverbial cloud has a silver lining: the food industry wants more regulation. It’s about time.  They finally figured out that a stronger FDA would be good for business. Look what it took to teach them this lesson!  Not a pretty sight.


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I think it’s great the food industry now wants more regulation but I hope they don’t get to decide what it is.

If some legitimate change comes out of the hearings, then maybe the squandering of all those perfectly good tomatoes won’t have been for naught.

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