Pork belly prices are under pressure as interest in the BLT, the popular summer bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, could dip after an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in nine U.S. states, with illnesses in two of them blamed on eating raw tomatoes.
Full story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080605/us_nm/salmonella_bacon_dc_2
Keep talking crazy, livestock analysts. Bacon will continue to be consumed by Bacon Challenge participants (and probably every other bacon eater), tomatoes or not, so go ahead and drop those prices. That's what we like!
And just for the record, I'm going to keep eating tomatoes too. What's so horrible about a little salmonella with your BLT?