FDA Knew Years Ago About Food Contamination Dangers

In a recent Washington Post article, the Food and Drug Administration has known for years of contamination problems at a Sylvester, GA peanut butter plant as well as on California spinach farms, but failed to take action against the offending plant or farms. Consumer advocacy groups as well as some members of Congress have openly criticized the federal agency and called them incapable of safeguarding the nation’s food supply. Needless to say, this is alarming and a critical threat to the health and welfare of our nation’s citizens. According to published reports, the FDA has allowed manufacturing plants and farmers to police themselves as the number of processing plants has grown.