Kentucky's Agricultural Commissioner is one of several across the south asking the FDA to improve its response to the recent salmonella outbreak.
Richie Farmer and other commissioners in the south say the agency needs to reform its procedures.
167 cases of salmonella have been reported since mid-April connected to raw tomatoes.
So far, no cases have been reported in Kentucky.
Several stores and restaurants have stopped selling and serving raw tomatoes because of the salmonella concerns. They include Burger King, Outback Steakhouse, Subway, Taco Bell, Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart and McDonalds.