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2008-06-24 00:01:28

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. But don't read too much into the fact that the hunt is focused on Florida. FDA officials also stressed that it's not just farms that could be the cause of the problem. "It does not mean definitively the contamination occurred on a farm in Mexico or...

2008-06-24 00:01:19

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. Virginia is fourth in tomato production nationwide. About 90 percent of the state's tomatoes come from 5,000 fertile acres on a peninsula that dips into the Chesapeake Bay. After a...

2008-06-24 00:00:50

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. But California tomato growers are anxiously awaiting whether consumers will shun raw tomatoes the way they did raw spinach a year and a half ago. After a major outbreak of salmonella poisoning from tomatoes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 7 warned...

2008-06-24 00:00:33

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. Watching the red globes rotting on their vines was disturbing enough for King, but waiting while the salmonella investigation drags on was equally tough. On Saturday, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had has...

2008-06-22 00:00:03

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. But officials stressed that the clues don't necessarily mean that a particular farm will turn out to be the culprit.Investigators will pay...

2008-06-21 12:00:03

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. The contamination could have occurred on one of several farms in the two major tomato-growing areas, or at packing houses, warehouses, distribution centers or other shipping points from the field to the...

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2008-06-21 09:10:00

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. Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for the 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...

2008-06-19 18:00:24

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer The salmonella outbreak causing a nationwide frenzy over tomatoes does not affect Maryland-grown produce. This week, officials from the Food and Drug Administration said they have tied hundreds of cases of salmonella nationwide to the consumption of raw, red tomatoes. Consumers were advised to avoid raw red plum, red Roma and round red tomatoes that have been linked to salmonella cases in 16 states since April. Maryland was one of 24 states declared...

2008-06-19 09:01:09

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 19--A West Babylon man has become the first Long Island case in a salmonella outbreak linked to uncooked tomatoes that has sickened 383 people in 30 states. Federal health officials yesterday announced they had learned of 106 more cases than were known at the beginning of the week. The sudden uptick is attributed to a backlog in reporting in several states, so that people who got sick weeks ago were only now being counted. Even as the...

2008-06-19 00:00:21

By Brian Brus Consumers have come to appreciate Oklahoma-grown tomatoes a little more thanks to a recent salmonella scare across the country, farmers market producers said. "Our last batch of tomatoes at the OSU farmers market Saturday morning lasted about 20 minutes," said Robert Stelle, owner of Sunrise Acres in Blanchard. "We've never had a hard time selling tomatoes, but they're moving even quicker now. I think it's actually helped." And John Leonard, who operates Organic Gardens in...


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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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