FDA Adds States To Safe List, Free Of Salmonella Tomatoes

June 16, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added a state in Mexico, as well as two new states in the U.S. to the safe list, meaning tomatoes from these states are free from salmonella and are safe to eat.Houston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added a state in Mexico, as well as two new states in the U.S. to the safe list, meaning tomatoes from these states are free from salmonella and are safe to eat.

New Mexico and Indiana have been added to the safe list, along with a state in Mexico.

The number of states with tomatoes free from salmonella and safe to eat now totals 37, including Puerto Rico, Israel, Guatemala, and the state of Baja California in Mexico.

Ini total, the FDA has cleared 37 states to this point, including Puerto Rico as well as northern Florida.

The FDA continues to look closely into parts of Mexico and Florida though as a possible source of the salmonella outbreak which has sickened 228 people to date.

Mexico plans to meet with the FDA Monday as they try to speed up the investigation to prove their tomatoes are safe.


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