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Salmonella Scare: McDonald's, Others Pull Tomatoes
from USA Today
OAK BROOK, Ill. (Associated Press) - McDonald's (MCD), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and other restaurant and grocery chains have stopped selling certain tomatoes as U.S. health officials work to pinpoint the source of a Salmonella outbreak.
McDonald's, the world's largest hamburger chain, stopped serving sliced tomatoes on its sandwiches as a precaution until the source of the salmonella is known, according to a statement Monday from spokeswoman Danya Proud.
McDonald's will continue serving grape tomatoes in its salads because no problems have been linked to that variety, Proud said. The source of the tomatoes responsible for the illnesses in at least 16 states has not been pinpointed.
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