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July 25, 2008

Tomato growers push for compensation for FDA warning

Two separate congressional hearings will enable California and Florida growers to bash the FDA next week over its apparently incorrect warning that tomatoes were responsible for the country's current outbreak of salmonella. Last week, the tomato warning was lifted and suspicion turned to jalapeno peppers. Growers say the mistaken tomato warning cost them tens of millions of dollars.

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