Tomato Alert Nationwide for Roma, Plum Tomatoes

in a nutshell, it’s safe to eat some tomatoes but only from a specific list of acceptable places and NOT Roma or plum tomatoes. This goes for restaurants and food purveyors. What about freshly made salsa and other products that uses raw tomatoes? The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its warning to consumers nationwide that a salmonellosis outbreak has been linked to consumption of certain raw red plum, red Roma, and red round tomatoes, and products containing these raw, red tomatoes. FDA recommends that consumers not eat raw red Roma, raw red plum, raw red round tomatoes, or products that
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Tomato Safety: Food Poisoning in Arizona

ARIZ–Contaminated tomatoes in Arizona are the reality. So far most of the cases have been in Texas and New Mexico but five salmonella cases have been found in Arizona — two cases in Apache county and one case each in Maricopa, Pima, and Coconino counties. One person was hospitalized but so far no deaths. Infants, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are at the greatest risk. Nobody should be eating Roma tomatoes and the red round tomatoes, which really do not describe which kind of tomato. They are all red and round. Do they mean beefsteak tomatoes? Plum
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Tomato Food Poisoning Outbreak in 9 States

Large raw tomatoes appear to be the cause of a salmonella food poisoning outbreak in nine states. So far the CDC has yet to figure out the commonality but the specific type and source is under investigation. The affected states are New Mexico and Texas with 40 confirmed illnesses, 17 of these people hospitalized. Then comes Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois, and Indiana. Salmonella is a bacterial infection 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
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Food Recall: Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn

In a nutshell: Off the Cob fresh kernel corn recalled; may cause food poisoning in New Jersey and Massachussets. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Mahwah, NJ, May 27, 2008 – As a precautionary measure, Supreme Cuts LLC has announced that it is voluntarily recalling 87 cases of Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn in 12 oz bags. The product may be contaminated with food poisoning, Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe
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Another Day, Another Beef Recall, E.coli Scare in 11 States

In a nutshell: Ground beef products that are intended for commercial use may be contaminated with e.coli. May 16, 2008 – JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc., a Chicago, Ill., firm, is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of beef products intended for use in ground products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The following products are subject to recall: 30-, 60- pound boxes, combo boxes or 47-gallon barrels of MORREALE MEAT beef products labeled as Boneless Chucks, Boneless Clods, (What is a clod?) Flat Rounds, Gooseneck Rounds, Knuckle,
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Smoked Seafood Firm Ordered to Close by FDA, Recall Products

In a nutshell: The FDA told a Texas seafood firm to close down and recall all their products from 2007 to date because they failed to comply with certain procedures which could cause serious food poisoning risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today directed Hope Food Supply Inc., a Pasadena, Texas, food processing company, to shut down and immediately recall all products manufactured from its Texas facility since 2007. The company, under a different name, had manufactured dried smoked catfish steaks and other smoked seafood products and had been subject to a consent decree of permanent injunction requiring it
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