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Salmonella turns up in Roma tomatoes

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has confirmed a positive test for salmonella in Roma tomatoes distributed by Coronet Foods of West Virginia. These tomatoes were from a Sheetz convenience store in Greencastle PA.

“We will continue testing other samples collected to help ensure that the outbreak is not linked to other sources,” said Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.

Sheetz voluntarily pulled all products in question immediately upon learning of a potential problem. It also secured a new supplier for its produce products.

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that usually affects the intestinal tract. Symptoms can include fever, mild or severe diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting. Infections can be partially serious among the elderly, the frail, or the very young and sometimes can be fatal.

For more information, phone Sheetz at 800-765-4686.

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