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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.
By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON - There may be a break in the salmonella case: Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday, as new clues emerge to the possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.
By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jun. 21--The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it is heading to farms in Florida and Mexico, searching for the potential source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.
By Linda McNatt, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 21--PAINTER -- Mike Mahovic, a research associate at Virginia Tech's Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Educational Center in the tiny town off of U.S. 13, is busy now -- testing water and patting the nervous hands of tomato producers.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ San Francisco Bay Area eateries are putting juicy red Romas and round red tomatoes back into pita sandwiches, cheese burgers and tortilla salads. Supermarkets are once again stacking them toward the ceiling.
By Richard Dymond, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 23--EAST MANATEE -- Myakka City farmer Ben King figures he lost between $120,000 and $150,000 in tomato sales when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory after an outbreak of salmonella.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - There may be a break in the salmonella case: Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday, as new clues emerge to the possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.The FDA wouldn't say where in Florida and Mexico the hunt is centering.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) -- Federal officials said Friday that tomatoes grown in Florida or Mexico caused at least some of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 552 people, and they are sending teams this weekend to inspect every point in several states where the produce was handled.
Several farms in Florida and Mexico appear to have produced at least some of the tomatoes implicated in what is shaping up to be the country's largest tomato-borne salmonella outbreak, federal health officials said Friday.
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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