Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tomatoes - Risk of Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacteria which causes typhoid fever and food bourne illness. Its usually spread through poultry products and raw eggs.

Now there is fear that, its spreading in tomatoes. There are still questions if tomatoes are the real cause or any other ingredients were the actual cause. Its three months since the first case of Salmonella.

People are getting sick. Restaurents who greatly depend on tomatoes, esp Mexican for salsa and others are finding it difficult to find an alternative. The alternatives they have come up with ended in tasteless food.

Its very difficult to find the root of the proble, where its originating from. Because, tomatoes are grown in one place, distributed to another place, sorted and sold in remote locations. And also, they are mixed.

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