Thanks FDA….for nothing.

Today the FDA posted the following to their Website:

After a lengthy investigation, the FDA has determined that fresh tomatoes now available in the domestic market are not associated with the current outbreak. As a result, the agency is removing its June 7 warning against eating certain types of red raw tomatoes.

They go on to saw that the salmonella problem is with Serrano Peppers…but really, how are they sure of that after spending the past several weeks telling us it was tomatoes? And more importantly, how can we be sure?

Oh, and the tomato industry? Sorry about your loss of 100 million to 250 million dollars. I’m sure you understand.

Psst…Tomato Industry? I’d get yourself some lawyers. People who cause a quarter of a billion dollar mistake should not get a free pass.

So, has there been any good news in the FDA recently? Well they did give themselves bonuses and pay raises…

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., says he was stunned to learn that 28 senior FDA executives took in a combined $1 million in bonuses last year, pushing their pay above that of members of Congress, federal judges – and even some cabinet secretaries.

I suppose it’s good to know that instead of being merely inept, they’re immoral as well. That’s something, isn’t it?

(h/t Jack from Fork & Bottle)