The Marler Blog is out today with Tomatoes Cause Salmonella Illnesses in New Mexico and Other States.

Blamed are uncooked tomatoes that already have been found responsible for giving the strain known as Salmonella St. Paul to 31 people in seven New Mexico counties.  Those are Dona Ana, Socorro, Curry, McKinley, San Juan, Bernalillo and Sandoval.

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the bad tomatoes were sold by Wal-Mart in Las Cruces and Farmington, Lowe’s in Las Cruces, and Bashas’ in Crownpoint.   Other retail outlets in the area may also be selling them.  Health officials are working to pinpoint where the tomatoes with the bacteria are being grown.