Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Better late than never, I guess

The state of the FDA is so sad, but maybe the tomato scare will do something to reverse the trend and return some teeth to the agency that is supposed to protect our food reported in Portfolio:

Simmering frustration with the failure to find and fix the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people and crippled fresh-tomato sales is spurring calls among unlikely allies—including farmers, restaurant owners, and consumers—to roll back the decades-long campaign to roll back regulations.

Just today, for example, Florida began enforcing new food-safety regulations that will subject tomato growers there to annual inspections and increased training. The new rules were adopted with the support of tomato growers in that state.

For now, we'll stick with buying as much of our food as we can from our local farmer's market!

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