Colorado county confirms tomato-related salmonella |

Colorado county confirms tomato-related salmonella

Marty Meitus
Rocky Mountain News
Vail, CO Colorado

WELD COUNTY, Colorado ” A Weld County resident has a confirmed case of Salmonella Saintpaul, a strain found in tomatoes.

Two other possible cases from Otero County have yet to be confirmed, pending the outcome of further testing, according to Alicia Cronquist, food-borne disease epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Cronquist would not identify the patients.

Raw red plum tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, and red round tomatoes should be avoided until the source of the outbreak has been identified, Cronquist said.

As of Monday morning, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have expanded their tomato warning to include all 50 states.

Grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine and home-grown tomatoes have not been implicated.

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