As FDA advisory is expanded, chains drop tomatoes

WASHINGTON Restaurant chains ranging from McDonald’s to Steak-Out have stopped serving sliced, cut or chopped tomatoes after the Food and Drug Administration extended an advisory against eating certain varieties nationwide. Raw red plum, Roma and large round tomatoes have been implicated in a salmonella outbreak that is believed to have sickened 167 persons, at least 23 of whom have been hospitalized.

The FDA still does not know the source of the outbreak, first

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