From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the Salmonella mystery
The agency has found, for example, that tomatoes from Mexico have been shipped to Florida, repacked and sold with tomatoes from Florida. Similarly, tomatoes from the United States are sent to Mexico, where they are repacked and shipped to the United States as a product of the United States.
I added the underline. This just doesn’t seem right.
Current sickness toll is up to 810. I’ve had tomatoes on my sandwiches or salads a couple times this week. Its a little early for most tomatoes grown in Michigan but I’m sure they are available to local-focused restaurants. Fazoli’s last night? Who knows where those came from.
If “cleared tomatoes” are mixed with still under suspicion tomatoes, the outbreak can continue.
Further fostering confidence in the FDA and CDC are reports that the agencies are starting to look at other sources for the salmonella outbreak. The comment from one “tomatoes are eaten with a lot of other things.”
Previously related post: MAD