Salmonella and The City: Seven Cases So Far Linked to Tomatoes

The city Health Department issued a statement on Wednesday about a rash of salmonella cases likely linked to tainted tomatoes:

The Health Department has linked six new cases of gastrointestinal illness to salmonella, bringing the number of cases to seven in New York City. The new cases are part of a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has been linked to raw tomatoes. More than 200 people have been stricken nationwide, all with the sub-type Salmonella Saintpaul. The Health Department, saying that more cases may be confirmed in the coming days and weeks, reminded residents to avoid certain types of tomatoes while the outbreak continues.

The Post today has a handy tomato user guide.