CDC Increases Cases Of Salmonella, Tomatoes To Blame?

June 30, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased the number of cases of salmonella yet again up to 810 confirmed cases across 36 states in the U.S.  This comes as questions are raised as to if tomatoes are to blame as the direct source...Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased the number of cases of salmonella yet again up to 810 confirmed cases across 36 states in the U.S. This comes as questions are raised as to if tomatoes are to blame as the direct source.

As of June 27, the CDC has confirmed that there are now 810 cases of salmonella across 36 states in the U.S., with many having to be hospitalized because of their illness.

The CDC remains under the belief that tainted tomatoes are the source of the outbreak, but many federal officials are beginning to look elsewhere, as the idea has come up that a different item may be responsible for the source.

This is because of the fact that vegetables are often mixed together and not kept separate.

The FDA stated recently that it may not even be possible to trace the source of the outbreak because they are mixed up from various distribution centers, farms, etc.


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