Salmonella on The View

The U.S. Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak was discussed on one of my least favorite (but often watched) shows, The View, today.  I do enjoy (note sarcasm here) a discussion of hot topics on the show, and sandwiched between Joy’s kidnapped blackberry and the Christie Brinkley divorce settlement was a discussion about Elisabeth’s fear of tomatoes.  She shared with the audience that she hasn’t eaten tomatoes since the start of the outbreak. 

Elisabeth (you may remember her from Survivor: Australia Outback) was quoted as saying "I haven’t had a tomato, and I love them, I miss them, but now apparently they are trying to pass the blame onto cilantro."

She went on to say that she thinks that is unfair, and that "the tomato should step up and take responsibility for what they are doing."

Elisabeth, what about the jalapeno?

Check out The View’s video page, click on Hot Topics 7/10: Tomatoes.

This entry was posted in Salmonella and tagged , , by Ben Chapman. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.