Mexico Says Its Produce Appears Free From Salmonella

July 7, 2008

Mexico has come to the defense of its produce on Sunday, stating that as of right now, it all appears free from salmonella...Washington (ChattahBox) – Mexico has come to the defense of its produce on Sunday, stating that as of right now, it all appears free from salmonella.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has focused on Mexico ever since the salmonella outbreak began back in April.

Mexico claims they are clear though, as the Mexican agriculture ministry spokesman Marco Antonio Sifuentes told Reuters on Sunday that “In Mexco there has been no salmonella outbreak in recent months, and definitely not of the type of salmonella being used in the United States.

The FDA continues to look at possible sources of the outbreak. It was originally focused on tomatoes, but the investigation has expanded to jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, as well as cilantro.

The CDC has confirmed that there are 943 reported confirmed cases to date, with over 125 being hospitalized.


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