|FDA Visits Mexico Farms Tainted Tomatoes|
There might be a break in the salmonella case -- or not.
Food and Drug Administration inspectors headed for farms in Florida and Mexico on Friday as new clues emerged to the...
possible source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have sickened more than 500 people.
The FDA wouldn't say where in Florida and Mexico the hunt is centering. But officials stressed that the clues don't necessarily mean that a particular farm will turn out to be the culprit.
Investigators will pay special attention to big packinghouses or distribution warehouses that handle tomatoes from many farms and where contamination could be spread, leading to what appears to be the nation's largest-ever salmonella outbreak from tomatoes.