FDA Toughens Mango Inspections Following Outbreak

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasing inspections on mangoes following a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican mangoes, an industry group said in a letter last week.

National Mango Board Executive Director William Watson warned mango growers in an Oct. 23 letter that the fruit would take a longer time to go through the inspection process because of the changes to FDA policy.

“Unfortunately, these additional inspections are most likely going to be the new norm,” Watson said.

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