Mexico City, Mexico (WiredPRNews.com) — Two days into a congressional hearing about the country’s largest salmonella epidemic in ten years, it has been reported that a Keystone Kops state investigation is being brought to the forefront which spanned around two months. It originated from a fake alarm regarding U.S. tomatoes to uncertainties with respect to peppers from Mexico.
The growers and health officials in the state have been criticizing federal officials for not applying their common sense or having refused to ask for aid. Growers in Florida and California are still reeling from the loss for a contagion with which they had absolutely no connection, and have been asking for an inquiry of the already made investigation. The impatient federal officials have claimed “mom-and-pop” operations leave cluttered paper details which slowed down their work.
The Centers for Disease Control refused to rule out tomatoes which counted for one of the largely consumed foods, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has revealed that tomatoes were safe for consumption now. The report has shown that the extensive food chain in the US that is now supplying millions of meals every day and is not any stronger than its weakest tie. It has now become clear that were a plethora of weak links and ties.
Until now, the exact cause for the salmonella outbreak is not clear. It has been reported that the uncommon strain of saintpaul salmonella had infected approximately 1,304 people, though that number might be larger. Out of the 250 hospitalized, two people – a cancer patient and an elderly male, have died. Though the salmonella outburst has slowed to an extent, the inquiry into the outbreak is still continuing.
Federal officials have been heard saying that they have no idea as from where the contamination has occurred but, but they are now forewarning people to avoid the use of peppers grown in Mexico.
Wired Health Reporter