Tomatoes Sicken Another Seven, Local Source Unknown

The tainted tomatoes claim seven victims — and counting. Photo: iStockphoto

Salmonella-flavored tomatoes have sickened seven more in New York, but the Health Department still doesn't know where these “Killer Tomatoes” are coming from. "These people might have bought tomatoes at many different places, or they might not remember where they ate tomatoes. We cannot say that any of these places are the source until we have confirmed that they are, and we have not yet done that," a Health Department spokeswoman told the Post. The Health Department is wise to be cautious — one false allegation of bad produce could lead to a nice lawsuit. Let us not forget the fate of Chi-Chis, a Mexican chain that shuttered its U.S. locations after being tied to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

Tomato Taint Ain't Over [NYP]
Salmonella’s tricky attack plan revealed [MSNBC]