Unfortunately this tomato salmonella outbreak is growing, and tainted tomatoes have been found in 28 states and 228 people have become ill because of them. Health officials are still trying to figure out if the bad produce came from Mexico or Florida. It's hard to figure out since sickened people's memories of when (and if) they ate tomatoes, where they ate them, and which kinds they ate are a little fuzzy.
For now the culprits are still raw red plum, red Roma, and red round tomatoes, but if you get them from these states confirmed by the FDA, they're considered safe to eat. The FDA says that grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, home-grown tomatoes, and those that have the vine still attached continue to be safe for consumption. With this info, McDonald's and other restaurants and grocery stores will begin serving and selling safe tomatoes within the next seven to 10 days.
I'm curious, has this scare stopped you from eating tomatoes?