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By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON - Pick a tomato in the blazing sun and plunge it straight into cold water. If that happened on the way to market, it might be contaminated.
The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday, June 23: ___ If the tomato salmonella outbreak didn't make you nervous about the food you buy, this should: The Centers for Disease Control estimates that for every salmonella case it receives, 38 are not brought to the attention of doctors.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ San Francisco Bay Area eateries are putting juicy red Romas and round red tomatoes back into pita sandwiches, cheese burgers and tortilla salads. Supermarkets are once again stacking them toward the ceiling.
By Lisa Abraham, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 21--The Ohio Department of Health and officials in five Ohio counties are investigating 17 illnesses from E. coli bacteria. So far the cases are confined to counties in Central and Northwest Ohio.
By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 20--The central Ohio E. coli outbreak is growing and has reached northwestern Ohio and Michigan.
CHICAGO _ David Acheson is the nation's top food detective, but so far he has met his match in the wily tomato.
The contamination of tomatoes with a rare strain of salmonella has led to the largest outbreak of food-borne illnesses since E. coli in spinach killed five and sickened hundreds almost two years ago. But it could have been a lot worse.
TOMATOES are the new spinach. They're this year's peanut butter and imported seafood, the latest in a painfully long line of potentially tainted foods to turn up on market shelves.
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Food and Drug Administration detectives had a hot lead, narrowing down to a grower who just might have supplied salmonella-tainted tomatoes. Then the patient changed her story: She'd eaten a round tomato, not a Roma one after all.
By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 14--Jackie Phillips scanned a sea of bright red tomatoes in a Whitefish Bay food store Friday and wondered aloud whether it was safe to buy any of them.
Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...
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