State of Florida officials say the Sunshine State has been added to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) "Safe to Eat" list —meaning Florida is NOT responsible for the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak in tomatoes.

Florida is the nation’s largest grower of fresh tomatoes and it has a $40 million crop ready to be picked, making today’s announcement by the state one of vital economic importance to the state.

It will be the 20th state to hit the FDA list.   Seven foreign counties have also been cleared.