View Full Version : Salmonella probe moves forwad as FDA inspectors sent to Fla., Mexico

06-20-2008, 06:09 PM
"WASHINGTON There may be a break in the salmonella case: Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday, as new clues emerge to the possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have now sickened 552 people.

The FDA wouldn't say where in Florida and Mexico the hunt is centering. But officials stressed that the clues don't necessarily mean that a particular farm will turn out to be the culprit.

Investigators will pay special attention to big packing houses or distribution warehouses that handle tomatoes from many farms and where contamination could be spread, leading to what now appears to be the nation's largest-ever salmonella outbreak from tomatoes."

Via USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-06-20-tomato-probe_N.htm)