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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 12:00:15

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 22--Just days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced tomatoes were safe to enjoy again, federal health officials are now warning consumers not to eat fresh jalapeno peppers. A jalapeno pepper from a small Texas-based produce distribution center tested positive as a "genetic match" to the particular salmonella strain, called Saintpaul, associated with the current nationwide outbreak, according to the FDA. The...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 23--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...

2008-07-23 03:00:45

WASHINGTON - Government inspectors finally have a big clue in the nationwide salmonella outbreak: They found the same bacteria on a single Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper handled by a small Texas produce shipper. But Monday's discovery doesn't solve the mystery: Authorities don't know where the pepper became tainted - on the farm, or in the plant in McAllen, Texas, or at some stop in between. Nor are they saying the tainted pepper exonerates tomatoes sold earlier in the spring that...

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...

2008-07-23 00:00:13

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Government inspectors finally have a big clue in the nationwide salmonella outbreak: They found the same bacteria strain on a single Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper handled in Texas - and issued a stronger warning for consumers to avoid fresh jalapenos.But Monday's discovery, the equivalent of a fingerprint, doesn't solve the mystery: Authorities still don't know where the pepper became tainted - on the farm, or in the McAllen, Texas, plant, or at...

2008-07-22 15:00:49

By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 22--Federal officials on Monday warned consumers nationwide to avoid all fresh jalapeno peppers after finding a contaminated pepper in a Texas packinghouse -- a big break in the hunt to find the cause of 1,251 cases of salmonella poisoning in 43 states. Six weeks ago, when the Food and Drug Administration issued a similar alert about tomatoes -- in connection with the same outbreak -- Sacramento-area restaurants, distributors and...

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2008-07-22 06:00:00

The FDA says salmonella bacteria found on a Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper is an important breakthrough in the nationwide outbreak, which has caused 1,200 people to fall ill. Government inspectors issued a strong warning for consumers to avoid fresh jalapenos or Serrano peppers. The discovery does not solve the entire salmonella mystery, because authorities are still trying to find where the pepper became tainted. Investigators are looking at a farm in Mexico, a plant in McAllen Texas, or the...

2008-07-21 15:00:13

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. declared Thursday -- lifting its salmonella warning amid signs that the record outbreak, although not over, may finally be slowing. Hot peppers still get a caution: The people most at risk of salmonella -- including the elderly and people with weak immune systems -- should avoid fresh jalapenos and serranos, and any dishes that may contain them such as fresh salsa, federal health officials advised. Investigators...

2008-07-14 21:00:23

By Tiffany Thompson, The Stanly News & Press, Albemarle, N.C. Jul. 14--While no known cases have been reported locally, the salmonella outbreak that has affected the nation should still be a concern, according to health officials. With the number of reported cases jumping to more than 1,000 individuals nationwide, federal officials announced Wednesday that Jalapenos and serrano peppers would also be added to the list of possible culprits. Tomatoes are no longer the sole suspect in...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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