Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tomatoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here says it has traced 40 cases of salmonella in Texas and New Mexico back to large, raw tomatoes, including Roma and red round tomatoes, according to published reports.

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here says it has traced 40 cases of salmonella in Texas and New Mexico back to large, raw tomatoes, including Roma and red round tomatoes, according to published reports. At least 17 people in Texas and New Mexico have been hospitalized but none have died, according to the CDC. Patients in the two states ranged in age from 3 to 82. Of the 40, 38 were interviewed. Most said they ate raw tomatoes from either stores or restaurants before b

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