the tomato outbreak

Doug Powell at BarfBlog says, “Fresh fruits and vegetables are one of, if not the most, significant sources of foodborne illness today in the U.S. – and it’s been that way for over a decade.”

Tomato outbreak due to FDANew FDA rules point out, “In addition, effective management of food safety requires that responsibility be clearly established among the many parties involved in the production of fresh produce.

“There may be many different permutations of ownership and business arrangements during the growing, harvesting packing, processing, and distribution of fresh and fresh-cut tomatoes.

“For this reason, it is important to identify which responsibilities rest with which parties, and to ensure that these responsibilities are clearly defined.” [previous link:]