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Big Salmonella Outbreak Remains Unsolved: Chicks Nabbed In Smaller Outbreak

At least 97 sickened by Salmonella Tomatoes in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin

That’s the headline on tonight’s Salmonella Saintpaul update on the Marler blog.   It can be found here.

Pressure is building.   Health officials are now also looking at Florida and Mexico as the possible source of the tainted tomatoes.   Growers are getting concerned as more retailers pull tomatoes from their shelves as consumers are told the only cherry tomatoes are safe.

Everything about the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak seems uncertain,   While it goes on, some chicks are being blamed for another Salmonella outbreak that has made seven people in Minnesota sick.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune today reported that:


Seven illnesses have been reported in Minnesota among people who handled baby chicks or ducklings, the state Health Department reported.

The cases of salmonellosis occurred from late March through late May, the department said, adding that those falling ill were ages 5 months to 70 years old.

Two people, the 5-month-old and a 42-year-old, required hospitalization for a few days.

At least they found the responsible chicks.  The rest  of the Tribune story can be found here.

Tune in tomorrow.  We know there’s going to be more to be found on the great tomato hunt.

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