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By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jul. 18--Consumers can start eating all types of tomatoes again without worries about getting sick.
By Julie Schmit Federal officials said Thursday that all tomatoes on the U.S. market are safe to eat but they still don't know what's causing a salmonella outbreak that's sickened thousands over the past three months.
IRVINE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Growers' President and CEO Tom Nassif sent a letter yesterday to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach urging him to make a strong public announcement that all tomatoes grown in the United States, regardless of variety, are safe to eat.
A recent national salmonella outbreak in some tomato varieties has sent grocery stores, restaurants and tomato product producers scrambling to find sources. One place they've been able to connect with tomato growers is through the MarketMaker Web site.
By Jonathan D. Rockoff, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 15--WASHINGTON -- Frustrated tomato growers and sellers have asked the government to lift a five-week-old salmonella warning and want taxpayers to reimburse them for losses that could exceed $100 million, industry officials said yesterday.
Mexican ministry:FDA study shows Mexican tomatoes not salmonella- tainted source MEXICO CITY, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican Agriculture Ministry said U.S.
By Sarah Tompkins, Detroit Free Press Jul. 12--At least 19 Michiganders have fallen ill from the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that has stricken many states and is associated with raw tomatoes and possibly other fresh foods, the Michigan Department of Community Health said Friday.
By Megan Sexton, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 12--J.W. "Red" Rutland is 83 years old. He works about 55 hours a week as a receiver at a Lexington grocery. And he grows tomatoes to die for.
Salmonella poisoning has sickened more than 1,000 people in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, and federal health officials have now linked jalapeno and serrano peppers to the outbreak.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON More than 1,000 people have become ill from salmonella initially linked to raw tomatoes, a sobering milestone on Wednesday that makes this the worst food-borne outbreak in at least a decade.
Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...
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