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2008-07-30 21:00:15

The source of a salmonella outbreak initially linked to tomatoes has been narrowed to a pepper farm in Mexico, officials said Wednesday. The Washington Post reported the federal investigators found the Salmonella saintpaul strain in irrigation water and serrano peppers on a Mexican farm where jalapeno peppers are also grown. We have a smoking gun it appears, said Lonnie King, a director at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Acheson, a senior FDA food safety...

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2008-07-30 15:56:33

Health officials in Colorado have found a jalapeno tainted with salmonella in the home of someone sickened during a recent outbreak of the food poisoning. They believe this could be a vital clue in tracking down the source of the illness. The state health department said the pepper carried bacteria with the same unusual strain of Salmonella saintpaul that has made 1,307 people sick in the United States. "The pepper was purchased at a local Wal-Mart, likely on June 24, and the individual...

2008-07-30 03:00:34

Only jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico seem to be implicated in the nationwide salmonella outbreak, the government announced yesterday in clearing the U.S. crop. The Food and Drug Administration urged consumers to avoid raw Mexican jalapenos and the serrano peppers often confused with them, or dishes made with them such as fresh salsa. The big break in an outbreak that now has sickened nearly 1,300 people came on Monday, when FDA announced it had found the same strain of salmonella...

2008-07-29 09:00:54

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said U.S.-grown jalapeno and Serrano peppers are not connected with the current Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak. But the FDA said it advises consumers to avoid eating raw jalapeno peppers -- as well as foods that contains them -- if they were grown, harvested or packed in Mexico. In addition to domestically grown raw jalapeno peppers, commercially canned, pickled and cooked jalapeno peppers from any and all geographic locations also are not connected...

2008-07-28 12:15:00

By Cornelia De Bruin New Mexico Department of Agriculture assures the state's residents no link exists between the latest Salmonella saintpaul outbreak and this area's jalapeno peppers. Safeway pulled the peppers from its stores, as did Smith's Food and Drug. Jalapenos are available at Wal-Mart, however. "FDA's investigation has not indicated any affiliation with the chile industry in New Mexico," states a press release from the Las Cruces-based organization. "... considering a majority of...

2008-07-24 15:00:50

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 23--The state Department of Agriculture is rushing to reassure consumers about the safety of jalapeno peppers grown in the state after the FDA issued a warning against eating raw jalapenos. At a press conference today, Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler called the advisory a "blanket statement" that needed to be narrowed. North Carolina peppers are completely safe, he stressed, and the FDA's actions are...

2008-07-23 15:01:01

U.S. food stores' mixed reaction to possibly tainted jalapeno and serrano peppers demonstrates the regulators' limited recall authority, a watchdog group says. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings last week that raw jalapeno and serrano peppers may be linked to the salmonella outbreak associated with certain raw tomatoes. Health officials Monday said a jalapeno tainted with Salmonella saintpaul found at a packing plant in Texas came from a farm in Mexico. The FDA advised...

2008-07-23 00:00:36

By ANNYS SHIN WASHINGTON - Federal officials investigating a three-month-old salmonella outbreak have isolated the bacteria in a jalapeno pepper from a small distribution facility in McAllen, Texas, and warned consumers nationwide to avoid eating raw jalapenos or products that contain them until more is known. Investigators found the contaminated jalapeno at Agricola Zaragosa in McAllen, after tracing back jalapenos eaten by restaurant patrons who got sick. The company has stopped...

2008-07-23 00:00:13

By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 22--Two of the Sacramento region's top four grocers have pulled fresh jalapeno peppers from their shelves in response to Monday's nationwide warning about potential salmonella contamination. Safeway and Save Mart supermarkets have removed the peppers, while Raley's and Wal-Mart stores have not. Representatives from Raley's and Wal-Mart said the companies feel confident their jalapenos are not linked to the outbreak. All jalapenos in...

2008-07-21 21:00:12

U.S. health officials said Monday a jalapeno tainted with Salmonella saintpaul found at a packing plant in Texas came from a farm in Mexico. David Acheson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration's associate commissioner for foods, called the discovery a very important break in leading investigators to believe jalapeno peppers are the source for the continuing salmonella outbreak, Healthday reported. The FDA on Thursday gave the all-clear signal for fresh tomatoes, originally believed to be the...


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