Tag: tomato food poisoning

Tomato Update: Salsa Could Be the Problem, Jalapeno Peppers

There is still no pat conclusion as to what caused the tomato salmonella food poisoning and now the CDC is looking at cilantro, serrano peppers and jalapeno peppers. Could this be a catsup conspiracy since salsa has long surpassed the catsup as the condiment of choice? CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many […]

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 […]

FDA Finds Tomato Salmonella Scare Link

Tomato salmonella scare has been linked to farms in Mexico and Florida but the actual bacteria is still a mystery. An associate for the FDA said that the raw roma tomatoes, raw plum tomatoes, and raw round tomatoes may not have been necessarily affected on the farms because the strain of tomato salmonella is too […]

Tomato Salmonella Victims Continues to Rise

So far there have been 383 documented cases for tomato salmonella. The earliest known victim was on April 10. Tomatoes are difficult to trace because they’re sold without tags and are usually eaten by the time anyone gets sick. The FDA asked Mexican health authorities to check whether they have any cases of this exact […]

Another Reason to Buy Locally Grown Food

The tomato salmonella scare is growing. It has now sickened 228 people in 23 states and there’s no culprit in sight. Everyone is pointing fingers — so what else is new? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for 80 percent of what we eat, but geez, they seem to be responsible for […]

Tomato Food Poisoning: Restaurants and Grocers React

Many large chain restaurants including Burger King, Outback Steakhouse and Taco Bell are voluntarily withdrawing tomatoes from their menus. This comes after the CDC recommended that  consumers avoid red plum, red Roma, or round red tomatoes unless they were grown in certain states and countries. McDonald’s stopped serving sliced tomatoes on its sandwiches as a precaution […]

Salad Bar and Other Tomato Hazards

Last night I was invited to a salad potluck. It was a wonderful repast among good friends and amazingly no one put tomatoes in their salad nor were they well informed about the tomato food poisoning scare either. Right now you can only eat certain kinds of tomooes — cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and tomatoes […]

Tomato Alert Nationwide for Roma, Plum Tomatoes

in a nutshell, it’s safe to eat some tomatoes but only from a specific list of acceptable places and NOT Roma or plum tomatoes. This goes for restaurants and food purveyors. What about freshly made salsa and other products that uses raw tomatoes? The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its warning to consumers nationwide that […]

New Mexico and Texas Tomato Eaters Beware

In a nutshell: Consumers in Texas and New Mexico should not eat plum tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and other large tomatoes until further notice because of food poisoning which has already affected and hospitalized some people. The Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers in New Mexico and Texas that a salmonellosis outbreak appears to be […]

Tomato Food Poisoning Outbreak in 9 States

Large raw tomatoes appear to be the cause of a salmonella food poisoning outbreak in nine states. So far the CDC has yet to figure out the commonality but the specific type and source is under investigation. The affected states are New Mexico and Texas with 40 confirmed illnesses, 17 of these people hospitalized. Then comes […]