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Slice Up the Tomatoes


The FDA has officially lifted the warnings on tomatoes! Hooray!

As you probably know, the FDA had a warning against eating certain tomatoes for risk of salmonella. The outbreak sickened 1,200 people in 42 states with over 200 of those hospitalized. They never did find signs of the salmonella strain on actual tomatoes, but they insist that the investigation pointed to tomatoes and think there were tainted tomatoes even though none tested positive. The FDA still has a warning on serrano and jalapeno peppers for people with weakened immune systems and the elderly. So be careful of fresh salsas.

Since it is still the middle of summer, it is a great time to make tasty salads with tomatoes and add them to wraps and sandwiches. Slice some up this weekend with some fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic topped with fresh basil. Sounds good, doesn't it?


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