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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.
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.
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.
The government is now intensifying its hunt for the source of the largest salmonella outbreak in U.S. history.
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.
By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jun.
By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER A 2-year-old Bergen County boy and three other New Jersey residents are among hundreds of Americans sickened this season by salmonella-tainted tomatoes, officials said Tuesday.
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.
By Rob Young, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. Jun. 23--You say tomato. I say "tomahto." We say salmonella.
Salmonella fear traps some 30,000 tons of tomatoes in Mexico MEXICO CITY, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 30,000 tons of tomatoes are trapped in northern Mexico due to a salmonella scare in the United States, the Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Feeding Ministry of Mexico (Sagarpa) said on Thursday.
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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