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Food / Salmonella Outbreak / FDA #910300

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The possible sources of the salmonella outbreak, including tomatoes, peppers and cilantro, listed; map shown of cases with statistics cited.

(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.

Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Cordes, Nancy

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