Breaking: FDA Lifts Ban on Tomatoes, Looks to Jalapeno Pepper as Salmonella Outbreak Culprit

Pete Editor
  • The FDA had previously suspected Jalapeno peppers were involved in the outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul food poisoning that has sickened over 1200 people, and today they confirmed that a strain has definitely been found in the pepper. Consumers are urged to avoid eating raw Jalapeno peppers until a resolution has been reached.


    Although the tainted Jalapeno, found in a Texas plant, was Mexican-grown, it was not necessarily contaminated in Mexico, inspectors say.


    In light of recent investigations, the FDA has lifted its ban and warning on tomatoes. It was determined that fresh tomatoes now available in the domestic market were not responsible for the outbreak.

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Published On: July 21, 2008