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WASHINGTON _ Tomato growers can thwack the Food and Drug Administration next week, but their try for federal funds could be a long shot. Two separate congressional hearings will enable California and Florida growers to bash the FDA for supposedly blowing a recent salmonella outbreak.
For three months, the Food and Drug Administration held tomatoes as the prime suspect in a salmonella outbreak that sickened perhaps 40,000 people. Although rarely fatal, salmonella poisoning is highly unpleasant.
By Lovelidge, Brian Exhibitors and visitors look ahead to the Fruit Focus show later this month. Brian Lovelidge reports This year's Fruit Focus promises a fantastic mix of attractions to keep visitors busy.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. declared Thursday -- lifting its salmonella warning amid signs that the record outbreak, although not over, may finally be slowing.
To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Matt Windsor, +1-202-457-8100, email@example.com, or Stephenie Fu, +1-202-457-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org, both for Tomato Products Wellness Council A closer look the grocery store yields a new appreciation for cost- and nutrition-conscious options APTOS, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--While some health experts traditionally recommend shopping the grocery store perimeter for nutritious options like fresh produce, the center of the store may...
By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The 6,000 acres of tomatoes grown on Virginia's sea-swept Eastern Shore were never implicated in the national salmonella outbreak - they were still on the vine weeks after people started getting sick.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The tomato scare might be over, but it has taken a toll - it's cost the industry an estimated $100 million and left millions of people with a new wariness about the safety of everyday foods.An Associated Press-Ipsos poll finds that nearly half of consumers have changed their eating and buying habits in the past six months because they're afraid they could get sick by eating contaminated food.They also overwhelmingly support setting up a better system...
By Jennifer Gish, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 19--Mike Ryan, vice president of W.F. Ryan Produce in Colonie, doesn't want to be one to say "I told you so" when it came to the tomato scare, but he did.
By Jonathan D. Rockoff, The Baltimore Sun Jul.
By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jul. 18--Consumers can start eating all types of tomatoes again without worries about getting sick.
Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...
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