Salmonella Traceback Frustrates Industry

Produce growers are calling for changes in the way the U.S. Food and Drug Administration handles product recalls in the wake of last week's announcement that tomatoes were likely not to blame for the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,250 consumers and grabbed headlines in recent weeks. The FDA last week said it had found a single, Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper at a facility

WASHINGTON — Produce growers are calling for changes in the way the U.S. Food and Drug Administration handles product recalls in the wake of last week's announcement that tomatoes were likely not to blame for the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,250 consumers and grabbed headlines in recent weeks.

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