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.