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2008-07-29 09:00:00

By Ramon Renteria, El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 29--SAN ELIZARIO -- Rodolfo Stewart recently stopped at Baldo's Produce roadside stand along Socorro Road to stock up on fruit and vegetables. This day, Stewart bypassed the crate containing jalapeno peppers. "I don't buy the jalapeno that much anymore because it's been advertised that it's making people sick," Stewart said. Stewart, a retired Asarco supervisor from the Lower Valley, is among El Paso-area consumers, retailers, wholesalers...

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...

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2008-07-26 12:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Only jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico are implicated in the nationwide salmonella outbreak, the government announced Friday 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. But the big question is how those who love hot peppers would know where the chilies came from, especially in restaurant food. "You're going to have to...

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...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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