Government Botched Salmonella Response: Report

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The federal agencies responsible for food safety and public health may have aggravated this summer's salmonella outbreak with a disorganized and late response, the Pew Charitable Trusts reported Monday.

Pew's Produce Safety Project report “Breakdown: Lessons to be Learned from the 2008 Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak” faulted both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control for an inefficient response to the outbreak.

Over the summer, salmonella sickened 1,440 people in the largest food-borne illness outbreak in the past decade. The FDA initially blamed...
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