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Daily Sound Bite: Criminal Case Sends Safety Message

Criminal charges filed against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly foodborne outbreak send a message to producers to improve food safety. Michael Doyle, director of the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, says the industry must raise the bar to ensure proper safety.

Criminal charges filed against two cantaloupe farmers over a deadly foodborne outbreak send a message to producers to improve food safety, according to federal regulators. Michael Doyle, director of the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, says the industry must raise the bar to ensure proper safety. Doyle said:

"I think the FDA is sending a strong message that the produce industry is going to have to raise the bar to ensure the safety of the, basically, ready-to-consume foods."

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