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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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2008-07-14 06:00:00

By Julie Schmit Imports of jalapeno peppers from Mexico have slowed amid government testing for salmonella, and importers say shortages are likely if the bottleneck continues. "If this goes on for two more weeks, there's a strong likelihood you won't get a jalapeno in your burrito," says Will Steele, CEO of a leading pepper importer, Frontera Produce of Edinburg, Texas. Frontera is still shipping peppers, but some importers have stopped, saying the tests take so long that peppers rot in...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 12--To read the latest news release from the Food and Drug Administration on the salmonella outbreak, click here. LAS CRUCES -- James Ditmore has no regrets about the jalapeno pizza he enjoyed Wednesday night. "People should eat green chiles and jalapenos every day. They're healthy for you and full of vitamin C," said Ditmore, a Las Cruces marketing specialist with the Department of Agriculture. That's despite an updated federal...

2008-07-10 18:00:06

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 people now have become ill from salmonella initially linked to raw tomatoes, a sobering milestone Wednesday that makes this the worst foodborne outbreak in at least a decade. Adding to the confusion, the government is warning certain people to avoid types of hot peppers, too. Certain raw tomatoes - red round, plum and Roma - remain a chief suspect, and the government stressed again Wednesday that all consumers should avoid them unless...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Jonathan D. Rockoff, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 10--WASHINGTON -- For the first time since a salmonella outbreak began in April, the government said yesterday that at least some of the illnesses appeared to be caused by jalapeno peppers, and it warned those at greatest risk against eating them. Federal health officials have been warning since early June against eating certain types of tomatoes, and they again refused to rule out the possibility that tomatoes may be responsible for the...

2008-07-10 09:00:04

By LAURAN NEERGAARD By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON More than 1,000 people have become ill from salmonella initially linked to raw tomatoes, a sobering milestone on Wednesday that makes this the worst food-borne outbreak in at least a decade. Adding to the confusion, the government is warning certain people to avoid types of hot peppers, too. Certain raw tomatoes - red round, plum and Roma - remain a chief suspect, and the government stressed on Wednesday...

2008-07-08 12:00:05

BRADENTON, Fla. _ Main ingredients in fresh salsa such as jalapeno, cilantro and Serrano peppers have become the lead suspects in a salmonella outbreak initially blamed on certain types of raw tomatoes. When the investigation began more than two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory, warning consumers against eating raw red plum, red Roma and round red tomatoes unless they were grown and harvested in states that appeared on...


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