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Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Serranos, Salmonella Saintpaul and 1,423 Ill

The salmonella outbreak seems to be finally winding down, but the FDA still can not yet say how the few tainted Mexican peppers they have found could explain such widespread illness.

The outbreak is not considered over yet, Food and Drug Administration food safety chief Dr. David Acheson cautioned on Friday.  The outbreak strain has been confirmed in 1,423 patients, with the latest known illness beginning July 24 according to the CDC.

The FDA is focusing its probe on farms in Mexico where a handful of jalapeno and serrano peppers, and some irrigation water, tainted with the outbreak strain of salmonella were traced.  At least one of the farms also grew tomatoes — the initial suspect — as well as peppers.  And two of them sent produce to a common packing facility.
 

  • sue scheuer

    My experience with the CDC started when my son, now 30 yrs old reacted to a DPT shot. I have since studied Gulf War Illness and all other vaccines. My conclusion is that they are pathological liars and they are trying to kill us. Sue Scheuer