Make Our Food Safe
02/14/2012

"FDA seeks food-safety funds after Colorado cantaloupe listeria outbreak"

Denver Post | Michael Booth

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants a $220 million boost to its food-safety budget next year, citing a listeria outbreak from Colorado cantaloupe as primary proof the system needs work.

The agency's request, highlighted in the rollout of President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget, said the outbreak is the 'latest illustration of the continuing need for a strong food-safety system.'

The outbreak, traced to Jensen Farms in southeastern Colorado, killed 30 people and caused one miscarriage, the worst food-borne-illness outbreak in the United States in nearly a century..."

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