Tainted Tomatoes

HEALTH ALERT
Tainted Tomatoes Causing Illness

Be advised that a nationwide alert has been issued that certain types of tomatoes are being linked to an uncommon and severe form of salmonella that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Especially at risk from the Salmonella Poisoning are young children, those with compromised immune systems and the elderly. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cause of this tainted tomato health alert. Preliminary data suggested the exposure to Salmonella Saintpaul is centered around the following varieties:  Raw Plum, Roma and Round Red Tomatoes. The FDA has reported that it has received reports of over 265 cases in Texas and over 500 Nationwide of illnesses caused by Salmonella Saintpaul and at least 50 hospitalizations since mid-April of 2008.

If you or someone you know has become severely ill after eating a tomato, call our Law Firm.  We are currently offering a free case evaluation to those individuals who have consumed tainted tomatoes and have become ill and have tested positive for salmonella since April 1, 2008. Call us toll free at 1.800.862.1260.

The FDA noted that salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. More severe illness can occur if the organism gets into the bloodstream. Health officials said that besides being careful about eating raw tomatoes, consumers should also be aware that raw tomatoes are often used in making other consumables such as fresh salsa and guacamole. The FDA advised restaurants, grocery stores, and food service operators not to sell certain tomatoes or products made using those tomatoes. It advised that people eat only cherry and grape tomatoes and those sold with the vine still attached.  Many local restaurants and a number of national restaurant chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Outback Steakhouse removed tomatoes from their menus following the federal recommendations.

If you or someone you know has become severely ill after eating a tomato, call our Law Firm.  We are currently offering a free case evaluation to those individuals who have consumed tainted tomatoes and have become ill and have tested positive for salmonella since April 1, 2008.

Call us toll free at 1.800.862.1260.

TO LEARN MORE GO TO:
http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/
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