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2008-07-06 12:00:04

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce. There have been 943 reported cases nationwide, with at least 130 hospitalizations since mid-April after the first salmonella illnesses appeared, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday. That compares with a total of 922 people...

2008-07-04 06:00:23

By Jonathan D. Rockoff, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 4--WASHINGTON -- Investigators are seeing more signs that the salmonella outbreak blamed on tomatoes might have been caused by tainted jalapeno peppers and have begun collecting samples from restaurants and from the homes of those who have been sickened, according to health officials involved in the probe. New interviews with those who became infected found that many had eaten jalapeno peppers, often in salsa served with Mexican food,...

2008-07-01 06:00:04

By Jonathan D. Rockoff, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 1--A growing number of health officials fear that investigators made a terrible mistake in blaming tomatoes for the sickening of more than 800 Americans, and they increasingly suspect jalapeno peppers, cilantro or some other food commonly found in Mexican restaurants, health officials involved in the investigation say. The salmonella outbreak should be petering out if contaminated tomatoes were the cause, because tomatoes have a limited...

2008-06-24 21:02:24

By Gail Todd Last month, before my daughter, Kaley, flew home from San Francisco, she headed over to the Ebisu restaurant on the international concourse and dined on udon noodles and vegetable sushi. She does this whenever she flies. "Airplane food is either a joke or nonexistent," said Kaley, a registered dietitian and nutritionist. "So I try to find something healthy to eat at the airport before I fly." Until recently, healthy airport food was an oxymoron. Most of it could raise your...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Tangy and tart, tomatillos (TOE-mah-TEE-yos) resemble small, round green tomatoes partially enclosed in papery brown husks. They are found at farmers markets and in the produce section of large supermarkets. Pam Tidaback of Arlington Heights, Ill., wrote that she uses them in this delicious and easy salsa recipe. "I serve it with chips. It also makes a great sauce for fish, shrimp or chicken," she wrote, adding that she had adapted the recipe from "The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook."...

2008-06-15 12:00:03

By PATRICIA WEST-BARKER Growers: Demand for young plants soars The sound of marimbas floated through the air as early morning shoppers greeted friends, sipped coffee and browsed through mounds of fresh greens, radishes, spring onions, garlic, blood-red cherries and crisp green peas of all varieties. The Santa Fe Farmers Market was in full swing in the PERA parking lot on Paseo de Peralta on Saturday morning. Despite almost a month of bulletins from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

2007-04-23 18:00:21

Scott Salyer, chief executive officer of international food processor SK Foods, has become the sole owner of Salyer American Fresh Foods, a company established 20 years ago by Mr. Salyer and his family. As one of the largest fresh produce suppliers to corporate and retail customers nationwide, Salyer American Fresh Foods will become a division of SK Foods based in Monterey and the Central Valley. "It's a natural fit," said Mr. Salyer. He continues, "At SK Foods, we have a...

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2007-02-15 18:45:00

WASHINGTON -- Who says food fads can't last? Thousands of years before the advent of Tex-Mex, ancient Americans were spicing up stew with red hot chili peppers. New fossil evidence shows prehistoric people from southern Peru up to the Bahamas were cultivating varieties of chilies millennia before Columbus' arrival brought the spice to world cuisine. The earliest traces so far are from southwestern Ecuador, where families fired up meals with homegrown peppers about 6,100 years ago. The...


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