Texas has 330 cases of salmonella

June 25, 2008 5:36:56 PM PDT
The Texas Department of State Health Services says that the number of salmonella cases linked to tomatoes in Texas since mid-April has increased to 330.Health Department spokeswoman Emily Palmer said Wednesday that investigators interview those who have fallen ill and then look for commonalities in an effort to find out who supplied the tomatoes.

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to limit their tomato consumption to those not likely to be part of the outbreak: cherry tomatoes; grape tomatoes; tomatoes with the vine still attached.

Consumers are being told to avoid raw red plum, red Roma or red round tomatoes unless they were grown in specific states or countries that FDA has cleared of suspicion.

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