FDA Expands Warning For Salmonella Tomatoes

June 9, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the warning in regards to uncooked tomatoes which have been found to be the source of a major salmonella outbreak.Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the warning in regards to uncooked tomatoes which have been found to be the source of a major salmonella outbreak.

The latest warning was released on the FDA Web site on June 7, with the total number of salmonella cases at 145, spread across 16 states.

The warning from the FDA includes all uncooked red plum, red Roma, or round red tomatoes.

The FDA believes that these tomatoes are the source for the outbreak, but no distinct location is known.

The states impacted consist of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The two hardest hit states are Texas and New Mexico.


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