Tomato Plight Continues In Maryland

Ten Marylanders are now victims of salmonella-tainted tomatoes. In the past two months, almost 400 people in 30 states have been sickened with salmonella saintpaul. A spokesman for the University of Maryland‘s extension office says just washing the tomatoes is not enough since the bacteria enters the tomato through the skin. After eating tainted tomatoes, some people get sick right away, others a few days later, and still others get sick but recover quickly and do not report it. Tomatoes that are safe to eat include cherry, grape, and on-the-vine tomatoes.