Texas-grown tomatoes not tainted
Friday, June 06, 2008 | 7:14 PM
AUSTIN, TX -- Tomatoes linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Texas and New
Mexico were not grown in Texas, state and federal officials said Friday.
Texas state agriculture officials said Texas was one of 12 states or
countries eliminated by the federal Food and Drug Administration as a
possible source of the tainted tomatoes.
The illness so far has caused more than 50 people in Texas and New Mexico to
become ill since the outbreak started in April.
As they work to determine the source, health officials are advising that
people not eat any raw Roma or full-sized round tomatoes other than those
sold attached to the vine or grown at home.
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