FDA Finds Salmonella Strain on Jalapeno Pepper

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it had discovered the unique strain of salmonella saintpaul responsible for an outbreak that has caused more than 1,000 illnesses on a single Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper at Agricola Zaragoza, a McAllen, Texas-based produce shipper.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it had discovered the unique strain of salmonella saintpaul responsible for an outbreak that has caused more than 1,000 illnesses on a single Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper at Agricola Zaragoza, a McAllen, Texas-based produce shipper. Although the FDA emphasized that it did not know at what point in the supply chain the pepper had become contaminated, the company has begun a voluntary recall of all jalapeno peppers tha

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