Tag: tomato salmonella

Saintpaul Salmonella Update

There is still no official cause for the tomato salmonella outbreak. The CDC is looking into fresh cilantro, serrano chiles, and jalapeno peppers. No one crop wants to be tapped on the shoulder and told, “you are it.” because it will most likely crush sales. Tomatoes seem to be creeping back onto menus. In two days, […]

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 Update

One of the busiest weekends for tomato demand has come and gone as people put sliced tomatoes on the burgers and serve at holiday barbecues. Tomatoes are rotting on the vine or in some packing house because orders are not being picked up. And now the government is looking at other food culprits like jalapenos. […]

Is Repackaging Tomatoes the Problem?

This New York Times blog says that so far no one has been able to find the culprit of the tomato salmonella cause of food poisoning. I said the other day, what if tomatoes are not the problem? According to the New York Times blog, the problem could be in the repackaging when tomatoes from 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 […]

Food Safety Blog: Is Food from Mexico Safe?

Did you know that Customs and Border Protection officers take less than a minute per truck to determine which products enter the United States and find their way into grocery stores and restaurants? The volume of imported goods and the budget cuts of the people who do the inspections are greatly disproportionate. Inspectors at the […]

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 […]

Baja Mexico Cleared in Tomato Salmonella Scare

Food and Drug Administration clears Baja Mexico in probe of tomato salmonella scare. Baja Mexico began its tomato harvest April 26 and the earliest known patient in the salmonella outbreak fell sick on April 10. (But why didn’t it get into the media until June?) So far the tomato salmonella scare has sickened 277 people […]

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 […]