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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Found It!

A jalapeƱo pepper grown in Mexico and stored in a Texas border town warehouse has tested positive for the same rare strain of salmonella that has confounded federal disease investigators for nearly two months. The test on the hot pepper was the first to find the germ on any type of produce item since state and federal health authorities first warned of the stomach bug on June 3. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory Monday for consumers to avoid eating uncooked jalapeƱos from any source - another potential blow to California, which produces about $45 million worth of chile peppers annually. More here.
Follow-Up 7.30.08: The smoking Serrano patch...more here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 9:22 AM


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