CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 2008
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(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) The mystery surrounding the salmonella outbreak featured; details given of the FDA’s lack of a system for tracking fresh produce through the distribution chain. [Ver-Daddy’s Taco Shop owner David BASS, customer Ron HORTON- comment.] [Consumer Federation of America Chris WALDROP- states the FDA’s tracking difficulties are a wake-up call.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The bonuses for FDA executives despite accusations the agency mishandled health scares featured; amounts given to Margaret Glavin and Terrell Vermillion cited. [Representative Bart STUPAK- says they’ve done a miserable job.] [FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew VON ESCHENBACH- justifies the compensation.] [Citizens Against Government Waste president Thomas SCHATZ- says these should be referred to as blackmail bonuses.] Limitations on government bonuses discussed.
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