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Rakesh Mogul, a Cal Poly Pomona professor of biological chemistry, was the lead author of an article in the journal Astrobiology that offers the first biochemical evidence explaining the reason the contamination persists.
“Any contaminated product from the Yuma growing region has already worked its way through the food supply and is no longer available for consumption. So any immediate risk is gone,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Ostroff, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, said in a joint blog post.