Before we knew the focus of the latest foodborne illness outbreak shifted to jalapeño peppers, possibly exonerating tomatoes, Western Growers asked FDA to lift the advisory on tomato consumption. Prior to that, the grower group also urged the House Committee on Agriculture to hold hearings on the Salmonella outbreak. “The collateral damage inflicted on thousands of innocent producers in this country by FDA blanket ‘advisories,’ such as with spinach and tomatoes cannot go unchallenged,” said Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers.
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