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Tomato Salmonella Scare Has Zero Clues

What if the CDC never finds the cause or culprit for the largest salmonella outbreak in U.S. history?

What if tomatoes are not the food poisoning culprit?

Although the tomato hunt has been going on for two months, there is no one outstanding clue pointing to the cause for over 800 people being sickened by a rare tomato salmonella.

Now other ingredients are being considered.

By and large Texas has the most tomato salmonella sickened people with 342, New Mexico with 85, Illionis with 78, and Arizona with 39.
Investigators will continue to test by collecting water and other environmental samples, in order to discover the real cause of the illness. So far the FDA has tested over 1,500 tomato samples and all have been negative.

 

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