Maryland Tomatoes Confirmed Safe, Free From Salmonella

June 20, 2008

The salmonella outbreak may be having a major impact on states across the U.S., but the FDA has confirmed that tomatoes from the state of Maryland are free from salmonella..Boston (ChattahBox) – The salmonella outbreak may be having a major impact on states across the U.S., but the FDA has confirmed that tomatoes from the state of Maryland are free from salmonella.

The FDA and the CDC have both reported that there are now 383 cases of salmonella linked to tainted raw red tomatoes.

30 states have been hit by the outbreak, but it appears Maryland is not one of them.

The FDA has declared that Maryland is one of states to be named safe thus far, meaning Maryland-grown produce is perfectly fine for consumption.

This comes as many grocery chains and restaurants across the U.S. continue to pull tomatoes from their menus, as well as store shelves.


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