Salmonella Strain Found in Irrigation Water at Mexican Farm

In a development described as a key breakthrough by U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials who have been working to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,300 U.S. consumers this summer, a strain of salmonella Saintpaul has been discovered in the irrigation water used at a pepper farm in Nuevo Léon, Mexico.

WASHINGTON — In a development described as a key breakthrough by U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials who have been working to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,300 U.S. consumers this summer, a strain of salmonella Saintpaul has been discovered in the irrigation water used at a pepper farm in Nuevo Léon, Mexico. Salmonella Saintpaul is a unique strain of the pathogen that has been linked to all of the illnesses in this outbreak. “We have a s

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