Salmonella outbreak prompts demands for more scrutiny of food processing plants

Guthrie, Patricia S.
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/12/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 10, pE32
Academic Journal
The article reports on the growing scrutiny for food processing plants with the outbreak of Salmonella in the U.S. The recall of several peanut butter has criticized the consumers and food safety experts in the country. The Congress has reacted to make reforms for this epidemic after 9 people died and 150 hospitalized. The Institute of Medicine also request to take the food away from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a single food safety entity. One of the affected companies is Peanut Corp. of America on which the faults of its food chain has been exposed to the nation.


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