Salmonella Outbreak Worries U.S. Consumers

July 18, 2008

In the wake of the most recent salmonella outbreak related to tomatoes and now possibly hot peppers, plus a number of outbreaks linked to various contaminated produce items, many American consumers are scrutinizing the veggies they eat, and are in favor of a better checks-and-balances system for produce inspection and tracing. A new Associated Press-Ipsos poll indicates that almost half of respondents are worried about becoming ill after eating tainted produce and are not purchasing food items they would normally consume. For the complete article, click here.

Source: Newsweek/The Associated Press