Jalapeno Pepper In Colorado Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

July 29, 2008

Health officials have confirmed that jalapeno peppers have tested positive for the salmonella saintpaul bacteria in Colorado.....Denver (ChattahBox) – Health officials have confirmed that jalapeno peppers have tested positive for the salmonella saintpaul bacteria in Colorado.

The jalapeno pepper tested positive for Salmonella saintpaul, the bacteria responsible for the nationwide salmonella outbreak.

This comes just days after the FDA declared all jalapeno peppers grown in the U.S. as safe to consume.

The jalapeno pepper is believed to have been purchased at a Wal-Mart in Montezuma County, Colorado, and was consumed, making a person sick.

The warning as of right now is to avoid all Mexican-grown jalapeno peppers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that over 1,300 people have been infected with the salmonella strain across 43 states, including Canada.


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