Yesterday I went to Taco Smell to grab a cheap grande meal for lunch. There was a note on the counter that due to FDA warnings they were not serving tomatoes. I read said notice and thought to myself, “hmmph, I haven’t heard anything about this.”
Later in the day I ran to the grocery store for my weekly shopping torture expedition. I went to grab some tomatoes (I love to eat roma tomatoes with tuna for lunch). The shelves were disturbingly empty. Not a tomatoe in the house. Finally, I spied another little note stating they were not selling tomatoes due to the FDA warning.
Apparently, the FDA thinks tomatoes are spreading salmonella and I was totally unaware. This is the danger of watching only recorded tv shows and never seeing the news. Despite the fact that the FDA has determined that California tomatoes cannot be the source of the problem, there are still no tomatoes on my shelves.
At least the government and grocers are looking out for me. Otherwise who knows what kind of trouble I could get into?…..Meanwhile, anyone have any homegrown tomatoes they want to share?