FDA Expands Salmonella Probe, Looks Beyond Tomatoes
FDA has expanded the the list of food that it probes to find the causes and source of the recent salmonella outbreak. Now it includes tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño. FDA does not say exactly what types of food it is looking into, but says it looks into types of food that are ate with tomatoes.
FDA also looks at Mexico as being a possible source, but yesterday Mexico says US salmonella outbreak is not caused by Mexican tomatoes.
At least 130 people have been already hospitalize. The strain, called salmonella saintpaul, takes two to three weeks to manifest itself, the CDC said. Authorities ask the consumers to take food safety measures seriously.