Poison or not, I never have like them and don't eat them. I think the leaves are poison and that is what started that problem.
Reminds me of tapioca, it's poisonous until it's cooked properly. Makes you wonder about the guy who discovered that. Hmmmmm, 'this plant has killed everyone who tried to eat it but maybe if I cook it this way, I can eat it.' Kinda like the first guy to look at a lobster and say...'That looks yummy, I think I'll eat it!'.
Yeah, right! That guy who eat the first clam most have been one hungry bastard.
read somewhere that the salmonella was inside the tomatoes-washing them does no good-they didnt know if it came from the fertilizer or from the workers in the field with no toilet for miles
1] I also read, since my original post that washing does no good as the samonellas penetrate the tomatoe skin.
2] I am not sure about the confusion over fertilizer/ no toilets. Poo-based fertilizers are probably not tossed over bearing tomatoe plants, rather worked into the soil before the plant is planted. I suspect the actual confusion is over fruit-bucket/ poo-bucket. Those things should be clearly labeled,...
Salmonella is usally from under cooked food.Mainly chickens and the like.You can also get it from animal feces!It is transfered by not washing your hands as well.
Alcohol,quat sanitzer and bleach will kill it. To sanitize with bleach use a 1% solution.
Clean,Wash your hands and surfaces-Do not cross contaminate-Cook to safe temps. 165* for chickenChill-refridgerate!do not let food sit out in the danger zone (above 40*below 140*)for longer than 2 hours/1 hour if over 90*
It's amazing, but they STILL haven't figured out the SOURCE for the Salmonella on the tomatoes and it's been over 3 weeks. Yesterday's news said they were now suspecting the packing plants or that it might not be originating in tomatoes at all, like maybe from another food that came in contact with them.
I'm just going to put my dinner in the microwave for an hour from now on.
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