Nightmare Shutdown Scenario Is Coming True: Salmonella Outbreak as CDC is Shut

A report from Politico highlights a nightmare scenario for public health advocates.
CDC had been tracking a similar Salmonella outbreak, also linked to Foster Farms’ raw chicken last year, but that outbreak had only one strain of Salmonella Heidelberg. Both agencies are now working with Foster Farms to determine what’s causing the outbreaks.Ron Foster, president of Faster Farms, said in statement that “food safety was at the very heart” of his business.

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