The latest food safety-themed article from the incomparable USA Today reporter, Elizabeth Weise, has just been posted, this one highlighting the FDA’s mobile food safety labs.  These $3 million high-tech labs on wheels allow the FDA to set up testing facilities wherever they are needed, including at the Mexico-USA border where about three and a half billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are imported during the winter season.  These labs are equipped to test for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and other foodborne pathogens that have been increasingly associated with fresh produce outbreaks.