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2011-05-04 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti claimed victory for the fourth time at the fifth annual La Costena "Feel the Heat" Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge. Bertoletti, currently the second world ranked competitive eater in the sanctioned sport of Major League Eating (MLE), ate 275 whole jalapenos in eight minutes. The fifth annual challenge was a highly anticipated rematch between the reigning champ and his fiery arch nemesis: five-foot-tall, 100-pound...

2011-02-04 09:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year's Super Bowl rated as the most-watched event in U.S. television history. There is no doubt that American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to the ratings as football outpaces other major sports as the overall favorite. This weekend, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support will help add to this year's experience by providing U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan all the wings, pizza and chili they can handle on Super Bowl...

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2011-01-18 10:25:48

New jalapeño pepper perfect for poppers Jalapeño fans take note"”a new, jumbo pepper is now available for your eating and cooking pleasure. The New Mexico State University chile pepper breeding program recently announced the release of a large-size jalapeño pepper dubbed 'NuMex Jalmundo'. According to Paul Bosland, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at NMSU and co-founder of the nonprofit Chile Pepper Institute,...

2010-12-18 17:25:00

MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- James Caan, the Academy Award-nominated actor and Chairman of Openfilm.com, spices up his recent Internet foray by lending his voice as "Jalapeno," a suave and debonair chili pepper, who is spicy but not at all a hollow-peno, in the wildly successful web series "The Annoying Orange." Caan's counterpart and the core character in the lighthearted webisode is an energetic citrus with zest for telling jokes and doing tricks on his fellow vegetable and fruit...

2010-05-04 09:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the world's greatest speed eaters recently battled in the Alamo City to claim victory in the La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge. After ten fiery minutes, including a double overtime one-on-one challenge with the reigning champion, Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti emerged victorious by consuming 275 whole pickled jalapenos. The fourth annual challenge was a highly anticipated rematch between the reigning...

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2010-03-23 14:10:40

The Indian military has found a new way to fight terrorism by turning one of their spiciest treats into an effective weapon. After testing the world's hottest chili -- the "bhut jolokia" or "ghost chili," -- the military has decided it would be a good candidate for tear gas-like hand grenades that could immobilize suspects, according to officials on Tuesday. The ghost chili was recorded as the world's spiciest chili and was entered into Guinness World Records in 2007. It is grown and eaten...

2009-09-13 21:21:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in honor of Mexican Independence Day, the world's greatest speed eaters competed in the third annual La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge in Chicago. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the La Costena jalapeno eating championship in a sudden death match against the reigning champion Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti. The Black Widow bit into her first La Costena championship by eating 250 and a half whole pickled jalapenos in nine...

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2008-11-05 09:46:45

By themselves or as an ingredient in a variety of foods, including salsa, America's top-selling condiment, peppers have found a warm spot in the hearts and stomachs of U.S. consumers. But while U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show consumption of fresh peppers at an all-time high, only a fraction of these are grown domestically. Currently more than 70 percent of all fresh peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported from Mexico, and another 18 percent are imported from Canada, according to...

2008-08-29 09:00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Thursday that the salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,440 people appears to be over, but its ultimate source may never be known, partly because of shortcomings in the nation's food safety system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they found strong evidence to implicate jalapeno and serrano peppers, and a farm in Mexico, in the largest outbreak of foodborne illness in a decade....

2008-08-17 18:00:34

WASHINGTON The nationwide salmonella outbreak is winding down, but federal health officials can't yet say how the few tainted Mexican peppers they've found could explain such widespread illness. The outbreak isn't considered over yet, Food and Drug Administration food safety chief Dr. David Acheson cautioned Friday. The outbreak strain has been confirmed in 1,423 patients, with the latest known illness beginning July 24. The FDA is focusing its probe on some farms in Mexico where a...


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