The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is out with a list of states and countries that have been eliminated as sources for the Salmonella Saintpaul-tainted tomatoes. States and countries on the list below were eliminated based on FDA traceback review and production and distribution patterns. The sources not associated with the outbreak are:
* North Carolina
* South Carolina
* Dominican Republic
* Puerto Rico
Florida, the nation’s largest grower of fresh tomatoes, remains a suspect for the 11-state outbreak of the rare Saintpaul strain of Salmonella. Mexico also hasn’t been cleared. The hunt continues.