FDA Traces Salmonella Back To Water, Peppers In Mexican Farm

July 31, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed that they have managed to trace the salmonella strain back to irrigation water, as well as Serrano peppers at a farm in Mexico.......Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed that they have managed to trace the salmonella strain back to irrigation water, as well as Serrano peppers at a farm in Mexico.

FDA food safety chief Dr. David Acheson broke the news on Wednesday that they have managed to confirm that the salmonella bacteria which caused the nationwide outbreak has been found at the Mexican farm.

Dr. David Acheson told Congress that “We have a positive sample in water used for irrigation and serrano peppers from the same farm that have matched the outbreak strain.”

The farm where the salmonella strain was found is in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, as a warning is still in place to avoid eating all jalapeno and Serrano peppers from Mexican farms.

The salmonella outbreak began back in April, and has since managed to cause over 1,300 people to become sick.

Hundreds have had to be hospitalized across the U.S., resulting in 2 deaths.


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