I got this from an Associated Press article today.
After a warning of possible salmonella poisoning in uncooked tomatoes, McDonald’s and other fast food and grocery stores have stopped using or selling tomatoes in its U.S. locations, as a precaution.
The source of the tomatoes responsible for illnesses in at least 16 states has not been pinpointed.
McDonald’s Corp., 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.
The restaurant will continue serving grape tomatoes in its salads because no problems have been linked to that variety, Proud said.
Taco Bell and Chipotle Mexican Grill are also taking the same precaution.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said at least 23 people have
been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
The FDA said Saturday the outbreak was linked to certain varieties of raw tomatoes
including red plum, red Roma and red round.
Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons stores have halted sales of the three varieties.
For lunch today, I went to In-N-Out and they also have a sign posted that they are not using tomatoes in their burgers.
Although, it’s not the tomato itself that makes the burger, it was a little different not having that juicy fruit to bite into.
I hope they figure it out soon.