By Mary Avila
Source of Article: http://www.kgbt4.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=176316
Mexican produce imports are in the spotlight once again.
Health officials are still
not sure what exactly is behind the salmonella epidemic but have tightened
rules for importing peppers from
Just last month, government
inspectors visited a potentially infected plant in
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) representatives were tight-lipped about the situation.
But the FDA said on Friday that it has placed tougher border screenings on a dozen Mexican distributors on its "import alert" list.
The new guidelines became an
issue at ports of entry in the
Produce importers complained their loads were being held up for days and spoiling.
But FDA is still inspecting
More cases of salmonella contamination have since been uncovered although officials have not revealed how much salmonella bacteria has been found.
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