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Hunt For Killer Tomato Growing Area May End In Mexico

The Gallup, New Mexico Independent Sunday (6/8/08) is reporting that Mexico is the likely source of the tainted tomatoes responsible now for making people in 16 states sick with Salmonella Saintpaul.

The newspaper quotes Dr. Michael Landen, deputy state epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health, as saying “Preliminary data indicates the tomatoes we are having problems with are from Mexico."

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has published a list of states and countries that are NOT responsible for growing the bad tomatoes.   However, the FDA has yet to say where tomatoes were grown.

The Gallup Independent story can be found here.

  • Ron

    I recently returned from Mexico like this past Saturday, visiting Puerto Villarta, I rarely eat tomatoes however I had a tomato that appeared cooked and had a dash of garlic, later that evenling I developed a stomach ache that had me down for three (3) days