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The Washington Post this morning reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) are saying that “tomatoes still lead the list of potential culprits” for the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 869 people in 36 states in the past three months, “but they are expanding their probe to include other types of produce that are commonly served with tomatoes.” However, the Post writes, “Despite a bigger focus on other fruits and vegetables, FDA officials said they are not changing their warning that consumers avoid red plum, Roma and red round tomatoes not on the vine that were grown outside certain areas.”
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