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  • #16
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    I know tomatoes are not being served here in Las Vegas at Wendy's or Taco Bell. They have signs posted about the samonella scare.

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    • #17
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      they have pulled them all here in southern ohio
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      • #18
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        Guess there goes my thoughts of a BLT.

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        • #19
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          Ok I am going to buy the cherry tomatos Love the roma's but scared to buy them. Wonder how many cherry tomatos to slice for a blt?? I was fine but after this I now crave for a slice of tomato it must be a mental thing.

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          • #20
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            Just make a BLT salad instead with the cherry or grape tomatoes
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            • #21
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              how could such a thing happen, I love tomatoes!!!!!!!

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              • #22
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                i didnt know about this til i read this post after work sunday. we had tomatoes sunday, but not sure which ones. havent been to work since then, go back tomm. Mc d's had signs posted yesterday.
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                • #23
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                  Chop, Mc D's, Outback, etc.. even the Mexcian resturants can't serve salsa, but today at the grocery store (sorry Basha's close by & use them when I need something quick) had tomatoes out. I'm still a little leary about it. Even when they say it's OK I am still going to wait just to make sure. More states are getting effected too. I thought it was just AZ & Ca but it is growing fast with other states.

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                  • #24
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                    Originally posted by roset View Post
                    Chop, Mc D's, Outback, etc.. even the Mexcian resturants can't serve salsa, but today at the grocery store (sorry Basha's close by & use them when I need something quick.
                    lol........so do i they are less then a mile with no lights! heard tho that we are suppose to be getting a new crop from cali soon and they are suppose to be ok.
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                    • #25
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                      Two cases in Mich now .......


                      Federal officials say two salmonella cases have been reported in Michigan; stores and restaurants nationwide pull tomatoes

                      Federal officials are hunting for the source of a salmonella outbreak reported in Michigan and 16 other states and linked to three types of raw tomatoes. More supermarkets and restaurants are yanking those varieties from shelves and menus.

                      Two cases are in Michigan, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It says the 167 cases reported since mid-April involve salmonella with the same "genetic fingerprint." At least 23 people have been hospitalized.

                      The other cases are in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

                      McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Kroger, Outback Steakhouse, Winn-Dixie and Taco Bell were among the companies that voluntarily withdrew red plum, red Roma or round red tomatoes unless they were grown in certain states and countries.

                      In addition, officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District -- the nation's second largest -- said Monday they have "indefinitely suspended" serving uncooked tomatoes.

                      The FDA is investigating the source of the outbreak, agency spokeswoman Kimberly Rawlings said. "We are working hard and fast on this one and hope to have something as quickly as possible," Rawlings said Monday.

                      Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, tomatoes sold with the vine still attached and homegrown tomatoes are likely not the source of the outbreak, federal officials said.
                      Also not associated with the outbreak are raw red Roma, red plum and round red tomatoes from Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Israel, Netherlands and Puerto Rico.

                      A 67-year-old cancer patient in Texas who health officials said was sickened by salmonella at a Mexican restaurant is believed to be the first death associated with the outbreak.

                      The death of Raul Rivera last week has been officially attributed to his cancer, but Houston health department spokeswoman Kathy Barton told the Houston Chronicle in today's editions that the salmonella strain was a contributing factor.

                      Rivera's wife said he was hospitalized after eating pico de gallo, a tomato-based condiment, in late May while celebrating good news about his cancer treatment.

                      Salmonella is a bacteria that lives in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals.

                      The bacteria are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces.

                      Most infected people suffer fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps starting 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness tends to last four to seven days.

                      The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers in New Mexico and Texas as early as June 3 about the outbreak. The agency expanded its warning during the weekend and chains began voluntarily removing many red plum, red Roma or round red tomatoes from their shelves in response.

                      The salmonella causing the outbreak is a very unusual type called salmonella saintpaul, said FDA Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach, who added it was not more virulent than other types of salmonella.

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                      • #26
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                        I purchased roma tomatoes from our local market, but I always ozonate them as soon as I get home. I do this with all produce. It is supposed to kill germs on contact. Just to be sure, I ozonated them a second time after I heard of the recall. Since treating produce with ozonated water makes them safer to eat, why don't packers do this as a precaution? Probably too much trouble or too costly.
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                        • #27
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                          I feel sorry for the local farmers. They can't even give their tomatoes away.
                          How can anyone say that it applies to your own tomatoes?

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                          • #28
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                            Here They're Saying It's Just The Roma And "round Red" Tomatos That Are Affected. I Don't Know The Difference Between "round Red" And Other Tomatos, They're All Round And Red????

                            I'm Going To The Farmers Market, For Locally Grown Produce This Weekend And Will Buy Tomatos There. But Not At The Grocery Store.

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                            • #29
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                              We ate out yesterday and they had the little cherry tomatoes in the salads. I guess those are safe.

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                              • #30
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                                I ate lunch out today and had a chicken salad on a bed of greens, with tomato slices !! And not the little grape / cherry ones either, nice big round tomato. So I didn't eat the tomatoes, just pushed them aside.

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