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2008-07-14 09:00:48

Mexican ministry:FDA study shows Mexican tomatoes not salmonella- tainted source MEXICO CITY, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican Agriculture Ministry said U.S. health authorities have confirmed that Mexican tomatoes are not the source of the salmonella outbreak in 23 American states, local media reported Thursday. Mexican Agriculture Secretary Alberto Cardenas said earlier that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ended its tests on Mexican tomatoes, and the results showed that...

2008-07-12 09:00:06

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. The department reported food poisoning victims ranged from 2 years old to 78, and there were cases in nine counties, including two cases in Wayne County. Five people have been hospitalized, state health...

2008-07-12 03:00:24

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. Each summer, his garden off Corley Mill Road produces hundreds of tomatoes, grown without any pesticides or chemicals. Many of those tomatoes are sold at 14 Carrot Whole Foods in Lexington (where he also works). Others are given away to friends and family -- or eaten by Rutland (preferably between...

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2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Stephen J. Hedges 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. Illinois has reported 100 salmonella-related illnesses, the second highest total among affected states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 26 state residents have been hospitalized. Texas and New Mexico, where the outbreak was first detected,...

2008-07-10 09:00:04

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. Adding to the confusion, the government is warning certain people to avoid types of hot peppers, too. Certain raw tomatoes - red round, plum and Roma - remain a chief suspect, and the government stressed on Wednesday...

2008-07-09 03:00:04

FRESNO, Calif. - Expect fewer slices of red, ripe tomatoes next to the grill this holiday weekend. Since a salmonella scare has caused many customers to shun what's normally a summer favorite, tomato farmers across the nation have had to plow under their fields and leave their crop to rot in packinghouses. As losses across the supply chain top $100 million, industry leaders are calling for a congressional investigation into the government's handling of the unsolved outbreak....

2008-07-08 12:00:05

BRADENTON, Fla. _ Main ingredients in fresh salsa such as jalapeno, cilantro and Serrano peppers have become the lead suspects in a salmonella outbreak initially blamed on certain types of raw tomatoes. When the investigation began more than two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory, warning consumers against eating raw red plum, red Roma and round red tomatoes unless they were grown and harvested in states that appeared on...

2008-07-08 03:00:18

Health officials are expanding their investigation beyond tomatoes and into other produce as they search for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 869 people over nearly three months. As reports of victims continue to grow across 36 states, long after many tomato producers finished harvesting, officials at the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters in a conference call yesterday that they are activating an emergency...

2008-07-07 21:00:04

By Olga R Rodriguez AUTLAN, Mexico - Inspectors are collecting soil, water and produce samples, reviewing export logs and combing packing plants in three major tomato-growing states in Mexico. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears no closer to finding the source of a mysterious salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 900 people nationwide. It's not even 100 percent sure that tomatoes are the cause. A team of three FDA inspectors has gone through five farms in the...

2008-07-07 15:00:35

By PHIL MULKINS Dear Action Line: With the FDA now flip-flopping on the tomato salmonella outbreak, as far as identifying its source, how do we wash or prepare tomatoes and other vegetables from the grocery store to make them as safe to eat as possible? -- H.T., Tulsa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have not "flip-flopped" on tomatoes being suspected as the cause of the recent salmonella outbreak -- they have cleared 42 of our 50...


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2013-10-03 09:43:32

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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