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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Cummings, K., E. Barrett, J. C. Mohle-Boetani, J. T. Brooks, J. Farrar, T. Hunt, A. Fiore, K. Komatsu, S. B. Werner, and L. Slutsker. 2001. "A Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella enterica Serotype Baildon Associated with Domestic Raw Tomatoes." Emerging Infectious Disease 7 (6): 1046-1048. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0706.010625
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Hedberg, C. W., F. J. Angulo, K. E. White, C. W. Langkop, W. L. Schell, M. G. Stobierski, A. Schuchat, J. M. Besser, S. Dietrich, L. Helsel, P. M. Griffin, J. W. McFarland, and M. T. Osterholm. 1999. "Outbreaks of Salmonellosis Associated with Eating Uncooked Tomatoes: Implications for Public Health." Epidemiology and Infection 122: 385-393. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268899002393
Lynch, M. F., R. V. Tauxe, and C.W. Hedberg. 2009. "The Growing Burden of Foodborne Outbreaks Due to Contaminated Fresh Produce: Risks and Opportunities." Epidemiology and Infection 137: 307-315. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268808001969
Maitland, J. E., R. R. Boyer, J. D. Eifert, and R. C. Williams. 2011. "High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing Reduces Salmonella enterica Serovars in Diced and Whole Tomatoes." International Journal of Food Microbiology 149: 113-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.05.024
SSI (Statens Serum Institute). 2012. "Outbreak of Salmonella Strathcona." https://en.ssi.dk/news/epi-news/2012/no-4---2012. Accessed February 23, 2012.