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It's the beginning of the summer, and it's tough to find fresh salsa for our chips and tomatoes for our burgers.
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Food and Drug Administration detectives had a hot lead, narrowing down to a grower who just might have supplied salmonella-tainted tomatoes. Then the patient changed her story: She'd eaten a round tomato, not a Roma one after all.
McDonald's Corp. says it will begin serving sliced tomatoes again after a multistate salmonella outbreak caused the world's largest restaurant chain to yank the vegetable from its sandwiches.
By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 16--Most of the thousands of pounds of tomatoes thrown away in the Sacramento region last week following a national food-safety alert would have been safe to eat, federal investigators have announced.
By Cheryl E. Moose, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jun. 13--VALDESE -- David Rakestraw at the Penny Patch knows exactly where the tomatoes he sells come from. So do Juanita Carswell at Eighteen Produce in Morganton and Sexton Digh and Boyce Crowe at the Burke County Farmers Market in Valdese.
By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 14--Jackie Phillips scanned a sea of bright red tomatoes in a Whitefish Bay food store Friday and wondered aloud whether it was safe to buy any of them.
Why is it taking so long to find the source of those bad tomatoes? It largely boils down to the frailty of human memory and the mysteries of the tomato bin.
By PATRICIA WEST-BARKER Growers: Demand for young plants soars The sound of marimbas floated through the air as early morning shoppers greeted friends, sipped coffee and browsed through mounds of fresh greens, radishes, spring onions, garlic, blood-red cherries and crisp green peas of all varieties.
Q. I recently purchased property that had a very old peach tree on it. It produced very small, hard, inedible peaches . The trunk is very gnarled and bark is peeling off. Is there anything that can be done so the tree will produce edible fruit? - B. Hurst, Virginia Beach A.
By Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman Jun. 14--Local tomato growers say their produce is a safe alternative to the tomatoes being scrutinized by federal authorities as the possible source of a recent salmonella outbreak.
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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