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US tomato Salmonella outbreak reports rise to 228
June 12, 2008 / 9:15 PM / 9 years ago

US tomato Salmonella outbreak reports rise to 228

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. food safety officials said on Thursday the number of reported cases of Salmonella poisoning from tomatoes increased to 228 in 23 states, up from Wednesday’s 167 reported cases from 17 states.

The new infections were reported in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont, said Ian Williams, chief of the OutbreakNet Team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twenty-five people have been hospitalized as a result of the U.S. outbreak, which has been linked to raw plum, Roma and round tomatoes. (Reporting by Lisa Baertlein)

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