Attack of the killer tomatoes

Though nobody has died from the latest salmonella outbreak, you might think so from the media coverage of the numerous stores and restaurants which have withheld many varieties of tomatoes from their customers. There have been 167 reported cases, mostly in New Mexico and Texas.

Yesterday, the FDA cleared tomatoes grown in California, Texas and many counties of Florida for sale. I am starting to suspect imports from south of the border and hope that the FDA is not keeping the source of the contamination secret out of political correctness. The longer before the problem is resolved, the more tomato producers on both sides of the border will suffer.

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