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By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer The salmonella outbreak causing a nationwide frenzy over tomatoes does not affect Maryland-grown produce.
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.
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.
By Marlene Naanes, amNewYork, New York Jun. 19--Six new cases of salmonella linked to eating raw tomatoes have been identified in New York City, bringing the total number of cases in the city to seven, the health department said Wednesday.
By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jun. 17--Several local restaurants are back to serving tomatoes after their suppliers were cleared as sources of the recent salmonella outbreak, but grocery stores have been slower to restock the shelves.
By Joyzelle Davis Tomatoes are back on the menu.
CHICAGO _ David Acheson is the nation's top food detective, but so far he has met his match in the wily tomato.
By Jamie Durant, Florence Morning News, S.C. Jun. 18--FLORENCE -- Across the country, people have been on high alert about the tomato salmonella scare. Here in the Pee Dee, people are finding ways to get their tomato fix by supporting local growers and home gardens.
By Reuters WASHINGTON -- Food safety officials Monday said they hope that a cluster of nine cases of salmonella poisoning yields clues that lead them to the source of an outbreak that has sickened 277 people in 28 states.
By Allison Flynn, The Star, Shelby, N.C. Jun. 13--Worried about the safety of your tomatoes? If it was grown in North Carolina, you're safe, according to Marty Allen, environmental health director at the Cleveland County Health Department.
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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