SC Farm Sues FDA For Damages Over Tomato Recall

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 8:57 PM ET) -- A South Carolina family farm Wednesday sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recoup damages from a 2008 nationwide tomato recall, accusing the agency of unfairly damaging its business.

Seaside Farm Inc. says the FDA was negligent and defamatory in its handling of the monthlong tomato recall launched in June 2008 after incidents of illness from a particular salmonella strain were reported.

The farm, which mostly sells tomatoes in Eastern Seaboard states, says the FDA never identified any tomato as the source of the salmonella...
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