Wednesday, June 11, 2008

FDA has tomato Salmonella reports in 17 states

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -

U.S. health officials said on Wednesday they are still receiving reports of people falling ill from eating Salmonella-tainted tomatoes and that they now have 167 reported cases from 17 states.
Representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said they are continuing to search for the source of the Salmonella outbreak, which has hit New Mexico and Texas the hardest.

Sounds like it's going to be a good year to be raising your own tomatoes. Another fine example of why we need lots of local farms and households growing food instead of everything being controlled by a few multinational corporations.


Blogger Country Girl said...

Scary stuff! Glad we grow our own. We were a little excited and we started some tomatoes back in January and amazingly they all survived the transplant when they were about 3 ft tall and ever couple days I'm getting a red tomato...exciting!~Kim

3:21 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Wow that's great! We barely have blossoms on our tomato plants at this point.


1:56 PM  

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