UPDATE: FDA CAN'T FIND THE SOURCE.
I'm not a big tomato person, except when they're in season in mid-summer into fall. Then who doesn't love homegrown tomatoes from local gardens and produce stands? I could eat them morning, noon and night with salt, pepper, olive oil. Also occasionally buy Roma tomato at Krogers in the off season for cooler weather stews and soups.
This scary salmonella outbreak in raw tomatoes we're having is a by product of the new global supply. We can now get any food like tomatoes, from anywhere at anytime of the year. There's no need to wait to eat foods in season anymore. We can have it all, all the time. But is it really healthy?
With all this coming from everywhere now, I wonder why outbreaks like this don't happen more often? Meanwhile, I'll wait for local tomatoes to come into season and forgo the foreign ones. I only hope this outbreak is contained so that more people don't get sick or die.
There are few things as miserable as food poisoning.