Bill’s blog has the new official numbers from the Centers on Disease Control & Prevention on the Salmonella Saintpaul tomato outbreak.   Go here for it.  We’ve got a border-to-border, coast-to-coast outreak here involving 28 states with 277 confirmed cases and the related death of Raul Rivera in Houston.

One state, Oklahoma, has  been added to the "safe" growing areas list.   Many national restaurant chains are returning tomatoes to their menus after making sure they can obtain product from those safe areas.