McDonald's: Hold the Tomatoes

Salmonella outbreak prompts cautionary ban on sliced garnish
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2008 1:53 PM CDT
Fresh tomatoes. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued an alert to consumers after a salmonella outbreak was linked to large uncooked tomatoes.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – McDonald’s is pulling sliced tomatoes from its sandwiches following a nationwide outbreak of salmonella linked to the fruit. A spokesman was quick to note that the chain has not detected the bacteria in its supplies, “but with an abundance of caution, we want to make sure our food items containing tomatoes are absolutely safe," he told the Chicago Tribune.