RE: Freedom of Information Act Appeal, Request No. 2017-7084


The Food and Drug Administration knows the names and locations of supermarkets and other retailers which sold Maradol papayas that are contaminated with Salmonella and that are the subject of a nationwide recall.

But the agency is suppressing public release of that list of retailers—even after a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Today the nonprofit nutrition and food safety watchdog group is appealing the government’s denial of its request.