The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the results of an investigation by state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigators, which found consuming tomatoes in restaurants as the cause of illnesses in the Salmonella outbreak. To date, 21 states have reported 183 cases of illnesses to the CDC.

The agency believes that the tomatoes that caused the illnesses have at this point been consumed, destroyed or thrown out because they are perishable. Therefore, FDA does not believe a consumer warning about tomatoes on store shelves is warranted at this time.