FDA declares it's OK to eat tomatoes again
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
Thursday, July 17, 2008
(07-17) 16:28 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --
It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. government declared Thursday — lifting its salmonella warning on the summer favorites amid signs that the record outbreak, while not over, may finally be slowing.
Hot peppers still get a caution: The people most at risk of salmonella — including the elderly and people with weak immune systems — should avoid fresh jalapenos and serranos, and any dishes that may contain them such as fresh salsa, federal health officials advised.