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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.
FRESNO, Calif. - Expect fewer slices of red, ripe tomatoes next to the grill this holiday weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 5--As federal and state health investigators try to crack the case of a multi-state salmonella outbreak and its origins, the top suspect is reappearing on store shelves and in some local restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
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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