FDA Clears Jalapeno Peppers Grown In U.S., Salmonella Free

July 28, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and stated that jalapeno and serrano peppers which are grown in the United States are safe to eat, and salmonella free...Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out and stated that jalapeno and serrano peppers which are grown in the United States are safe to eat, and salmonella free.

The FDA last week put out a warning on jalapeno and serrano peppers.

This came after jalapeno peppers tested positive for the salmonella saintpaul bacteria in Texas. The batch of jalapeno peppers came from Mexico.

So with that, the FDA has clarified the warning, as they have warned consumers to avoid eating any raw jalapeno peppers if they have been grown, harvested, or packed in Mexico.

Those who face the greatest risk of salmonella include young infants, as well as the elderly.

The outbreak has impacted over 1,200 people to date across the U.S., with many being hospitalized.

This comes as the FDA continues to try and find the direct source of the outbreak.


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