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US Jalapeños Are A-OK: FDA

Mexican peppers remain suspect in salmonella outbreak

(Newser) - Only jalapeño peppers grown in Mexico seem to be implicated in the nationwide salmonella outbreak, the FDA said today in clearing the US crop. Consumers should avoid raw Mexican jalapenos, the serrano peppers often confused with them, and dishes made with them such as fresh salsa, the agency said.... More »

Key Salmonella Strain Found in Jalapeño

Mexico-grown peppers in Texas plant contain bacteria behind case

(Newser) - Federal inspectors are urging people to avoid eating fresh jalapeños after discovering the same salmonella strain responsible for a nationwide food-poisoning epidemic in a Mexican-grown pepper in a Texas plant. Though the FDA says the finding is a “very important break in the case,” the Mexican jalapeñ... More »

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