ARIZ–Contaminated tomatoes in Arizona are the reality. So far most of the cases have been in Texas and New Mexico but five salmonella cases have been found in Arizona — two cases in Apache county and one case each in Maricopa, Pima, and Coconino counties.
One person was hospitalized but so far no deaths. Infants, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are at the greatest risk.
Nobody should be eating Roma tomatoes and the red round tomatoes, which really do not describe which kind of tomato. They are all red and round. Do they mean beefsteak tomatoes? Plum tomatoes? Campari tomates? Generic tomatoes?
Tomato tip: Don’t purchase tomatoes that are bruised or spoiled. Wash thoroughly eating.
So far, the CDC hasn’t found the source for the tomatoe salmonella food poisoning but the tomatoes could have been contaminated during the growing or the processing phases.
Some Arizona grocery stores have pulled all tomatoes off the shelf as a precaution.