It is no longer suitable to call the cantaloupe Listeria outbreak the “Jensen Farms outbreak” or “Frontera cantaloupe outbreak.” A major player in our country’s complex food safety system–in fact, the entire industry–was just indicted for its undeniable role in the deaths of 31 people across the country. Third-party auditors are failing consumers across the board, and across the country.
The letter that appears below was sent today to Margaret Hamburg, the Commissioner of the FDA. It was written by the ranking members of the Committe on Energy and Commerce. Take 15 minutes to read the whole thing.