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By Amanda Schoenberg Journal Staff Writer As the government connects the dots between raw jalapeo peppers and a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 1,300 people, New Mexico cooks may worry about that batch of homemade salsa in the refrigerator.
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.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said U.S.-grown jalapeno and Serrano peppers are not connected with the current Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak.
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.
Only jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico are implicated in the nationwide salmonella outbreak, the government announced Friday in clearing the U.S. crop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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