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Food RecallsYou say TomatoI Say Salmonella

Posted Aug 24 2008 2:43pm

Plumtomatoes_060808 About 145 Americans have been sickened by tomatoes contaminated with Salmonella since mid-April, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . If you’re wondering why 23 people have been hospitalized and news of this outbreak has taken almost two months to reach all of us, join the club.

Most of the contaminated tomatoes are coming from New Mexico and Texas, the FDA reported previously . Americans reporting illness so far hail from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The FDA recommends consumers not eat raw red Roma, plum or round tomatoes unless they come from a source considered safe. Included on the complete safe list, which you can find here , are:

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