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2008-07-07 09:00:43

Mexico says U.S. salmonella outbreak not caused by Mexican tomatoes MEXICO CITY, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican authorities said Sunday there was no evidence that the U.S salmonella outbreak came from Mexican tomato production. "In Mexico there hasn't been a salmonella outbreak in recent months, and definitely not of the type being seen in the U.S.," Mexican Agriculture Ministry's spokesman Marco Antonio Sifuentes said. Mexico has not been told of any U.S. plans to make more proofs in...

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2008-07-06 20:30:00

A nationwide salmonella scare has left tomato farmers reeling from financial losses estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Industry leaders are now calling for a congressional investigation into the government's handling of the outbreak.  Losses across the supply chain top $100 million, but the source of the outbreak has still not been determined. U.S. tomato farmers have plowed their fields, only to leave the crop rotting in packinghouses. Tomato farmers say the hot selling...

2008-07-05 18:00:00

Tomato farmers across the US are losing millions of dollars as shoppers shun their crops after they were linked with a salmonella scare. Growers have been forced to plough up their fields or leave their tomatoes to rot in packing houses. With losses across the supply chain topping EUR100 million (pounds 50 million), industry leaders are calling for a congressional investigation into the government's handling of the outbreak, the source of which has still not been found. Fast-food...

2008-07-04 09:00:03

By David Nivens, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 4--TRIAD -- Clyde Priddy, who gardens at his High Point residence, took a big bite out of a free tomato sandwich Thursday at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. A few minutes earlier, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler did the same thing. "My tomatoes have not grown out yet," Priddy said. "I think mine will taste better than this. I really love tomatoes." Priddy was one of scores of tomatoes fanciers who were served free...

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,...

2008-07-04 03:00:02

WASHINGTON - Adding to tomato confusion, the government is about to start testing numerous other types of fresh produce in the hunt for the source of the nation's record salmonella outbreak - even as it insists tomatoes remain the leading suspect. Investigators are mum on exactly what other vegetables are being tracked. "Items commonly served with fresh tomatoes" is the only hint Food and Drug Administration food safety chief Dr. David Acheson would give, calling it "irresponsible"...

2008-07-03 12:00:06

By Johanna D. Wilson, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 3--While the Food and Drug Administration expands its investigation of the nation's salmonella outbreak beyond tomatoes, area farmers said business continues to be brisk for homegrown tomatoes. "I can hardly keep my tomatoes," said Wanda Bellamy, of Bellamy Farms in Loris, where the average customer is buying at least five pounds of tomatoes. "They have been going, and our customers don't care how they look. They don't care...

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2008-07-02 09:10:00

Produce other than tomatoes is being examined by U.S. officials stymied in their efforts to find the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 869 Americans. Tomatoes suspected to have caused the outbreak may have been contaminated by contact with other produce, officials of the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. The number of people who have become ill since the outbreak began in April is a...

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

The government is now intensifying its hunt for the source of the largest salmonella outbreak in U.S. history. So far, investigators have not commented on what other vegetables are under scrutiny for the salmonella scare that has now sickened 869 people. Some are worried the FDA is not doing enough due to the fact that 179 Americans fell ill in June, the latest on June 20-more than two months after the first salmonella illnesses appeared. That means the outbreak is continuing weeks longer...

2008-07-01 03:00:27

The government is checking if tainted tomatoes really are to blame for a record outbreak of salmonella - or if the problem is with another ingredient, or a warehouse that is contaminating newly harvested tomatoes. The widening outbreak - with 810 people confirmed ill - means whatever is making people sick still could be on the market, federal health officials warned yesterday. Tomatoes remain the top suspect, stressed Food and Drug Administration food safety chief Dr. David Acheson....


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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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