Food Stores Rid Of Jalapeno Peppers After Salmonella Link

July 23, 2008

Grocery stores across the U.S. appear to be following the FDA warning, removing jalapeno peppers from store shelves after they were linked to the salmonella outbreak....New York (ChattahBox) – Grocery stores across the U.S. appear to be following the FDA warning, removing jalapeno peppers from store shelves after they were linked to the salmonella outbreak.

On Monday, the FDA confirmed that a group of jalapeno peppers tested positive for the Salmonella saintpaul bacteria in Texas. The jalapeno peppers came from Mexico.

This comes just a matter of days after the FDA removed the warning placed on tomatoes.

People are taking the new warning on raw jalapeno and serrano peppers very seriously, responding to the FDA warning.

The Los Angeles Times confirmed that Southern California grocery stores have already started removing jalapeno peppers from their shelves.

Jalapeno peppers are used in dishes such as fresh salsa, pico de gallo, and others.

According to the CDC, 1,251 people have fallen ill across 43 states. There have been 229 people hospitalized, and 2 have died.


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