According to the CDC, an outbreak of food poisoning linked to uncooked tomatoes has now been reported in nine states. Lab tests have confirmed at least 54 illnesses in Texas and New Mexico as the same type of salmonella, right down to the genetic fingerprint. At least 17 people in Texas and New Mexico have been hospitalized. Another 30 people have become sick with the same Salmonella Saintpaul infection in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois and Indiana. In Texas (21 sick) and New Mexico (33 sick), raw large tomatoes — including Roma and red round tomatoes — were found to be a common factor in the illnesses.