The official number of confirmed cases of Salmonella Saintpaul now stands at 228, up from 167; and the number of affected states now is 23, up from 17.
Six states added to the outbreak are: Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont. The addition of states in the South and East gives the outbreak, which started out in the West, looking more and more like a border-to-border event
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration remains clueless about the source of the tainted tomato outbreak, nor are they certain all the bad tomatoes are off the market. The latest onset date for a confirmed case is June 1st.
One death has been attributed to Salmonella Saintpaul. Raul Rivera, 67, of Houston, died June 4th.