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Salmonella Tainted Tomatoes Now Sicken 228 Americans in 23 States – Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont added

According to the CDC, six states, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont with 61 ill persons were added to the prior list of Arizona (12 persons), California (2), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Idaho (2), Illinois (27), Indiana (7), Kansas (5), Michigan (2), New Mexico (39), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Texas (56), Utah (1), Virginia (2), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (3) – bringing the number of ill persons to 228 and affected states to 23.

What a mess. The FDA still hasn’t pinpointed the source of the outbreak (Mexico and South Florida are still in the running) and producers have criticized the FDA and CDC for taking too long to determine the source of the outbreak, which they say is hurting sales of the $1.4 billion U.S. tomato market.