Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Salmonella outbreaks…in tomato!

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guys, ever heard about Salmonella tomato outbreaks? It already hit 16 states. Yes, the FDA and the CDC warned people who got sickedlast week after eating raw tomatoes served in the restaurant and also in the store shelves.It is now estimated that 167 people affected by it and are sicked and hospitalized. As we all know, Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal pain. FDA said not all tomatoes are affected by Salmonella, only those red tomatoes like: plum, roma and red round tomatoes. There are tomatoes that are not off limits; we can still enjoy eating tomatoes like: grape, cherry, tomato on the vine and homegrown tomato.The 16 states that were affected are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Because of the outbreak, the FDA advices us not to eat raw tomatoes mentioned, unless they came from states which were not affected by the outbreaks such as: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska. North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Israel, Netherlands and Puerto Rico. We need to be careful on where the tomatoes came from before we buy it and don’t forget to wash them before using it and that goes with the other fruits and vegetables we are eating/using, I think. Bummer, we love tomatoes in the house. Search for it at www.webmd.com .

5 comments:

Steven and Aisha said...

I really love tomatoes too so I was sad by this news even though not in US yet. I read about your comment to Pinay Mom in Czech Republic. Hope it's ok I give you tips. In order to apply for PPP, your blog must be 3 months old, you must exchange links with other people by displaying their link to your blog. Now this is the most important, your blog must have a pagerank from google. You can check using this: http://pr.blogflux.com. If your get at least 1 PR, they will definitely accept your blog.

Michelle said...

i haven't heard about this yet but i wonder why the fastfood where I work throw all the tomatoes. there was a notice at the restaurant's door but i didn't read it. hehe anyway, now i know why we don't serve tomato for now. :)

Mary J. said...

Last year it was spinach, and now tomatoes! Can't even eat a salad nowadays! The worst part is that you can't really wash the bacteria off, since it's IN the food. Too bad, since roadside stands and tomatoes are a key piece of summer!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

E-Tavasi said...

Ahh to mato..sometimes.. when i feel bored.. i like to eat tomato too :D

Race said...

really i love tomatoes pa naman, thanks for always visiting my site and my sister also! thanks for the nice comment, you also seem to be a nice person, regards!

 

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