Outbreaks of Foodborne Illnesses Associated with Tomatoes
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Krug, Matthew, Angela Valadez, Travis Chapin, Keith Schneider, and Michelle Danyluk. 2020. “Outbreaks of Foodborne Illnesses Associated With Tomatoes”. EDIS 2020 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs192-2020.


This document provides a comprehensive list of tomato-related outbreaks in the United States to serve as a reference for everyone interested in the safety of fresh-market tomatoes. 

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