FDA’s “team tomato” strikes superhero pose - The Packer

FDA’s “team tomato” strikes superhero pose

07/11/2013 05:31:00 PM
Tom Karst

For those who are unfamiliar with the fact that FDA scientists are actually investing in food safety solutions for the fresh produce industry, the spotlight on “Team Tomato” will provide fresh insights.

It would be a stretch to say the FDA’s “Team Tomato” has now or will ever reach superhero status for growers and the produce supply chain. Yet the agency’s investment in food safety and their commitment to share their research provides more proof that the regulatory agency will never be their villain.




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