- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida agricultural leaders say the federal government has cleared the state’s tomatoes of being the cause of a national food poisoning scare.

Amid a salmonella outbreak linked to raw tomatoes, many fast-food chains and grocery stores have stopped selling them altogether.

State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Liz Compton said Tuesday a lot of economic damage has been done to growers, grocers and restaurateurs, but re-emphasized that Florida’s tomatoes are safe.

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