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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...

2008-07-08 06:00:04

By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 8--Now the feds may be coming for your salsa. As the trail goes cold in the Food and Drug Administration's investigation of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella first thought to be linked to tomatoes, the agency has expanded its focus to include hot peppers, onions and cilantro. As of Monday evening, the agency hadn't issued any official warnings to consumers or the food industry. But a variety of news reports indicate that FDA staff have...

2008-07-07 12:00:00

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 5--As federal and state health investigators try to crack the case of a multi-state salmonella outbreak and its origins, the top suspect is reappearing on store shelves and in some local restaurants. Some varieties of fresh tomatoes are available again at grocery stores and restaurants, although the tomatoes are coming from regions cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, managers said. "The tomatoes on our shelves are not from...

2008-07-07 09:00:43

More cases of salmonella epidemic reported in U.S. LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Xinhua) -- A salmonella epidemic continues to spread across the United States, raising the number of infected cases to more than 900, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Saturday. Among the 943 reported cases nationwide, at least 130 people have been hospitalized since mid-April when the first salmonella cases appeared, according to the FDA. Tainted tomatoes remain the leading suspect in the...

2008-07-07 00:00:03

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce. There have been 943 reported cases nationwide, with at least 130 hospitalizations since mid-April after the first salmonella illnesses appeared, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday. That compares with a total of 922...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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