Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Jalapeno Peppers In Texas Facility

July 22, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced that they have managed to match the salmonella saintpaul bacteria, which has caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak, to a batch of jalapeno peppers in Texas....Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced that they have managed to match the salmonella saintpaul bacteria, which has caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak, to a batch of jalapeno peppers in Texas.

The batch of jalapeno peppers came from Mexico, and tested positive in Texas at Agricola Zaragoza Inc.

The confirmation came from FDA associate commissioner for foods, Dr. David Acheson, stating that this is a huge break in the investigation as they continue to try and find the main source of the salmonella outbreak.

The warning for jalapeno peppers is still in place, as they are often used in salsa, pico de gallo, and other dishes.

According to the CDC, the total number of cases now stands at 1,251 sickened people across 43 states. At least 228 people had to be hospitalized.


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