Feds Finger Jalapeños As Source of Salmonella Cases

You now have an excuse not to eat raw jalapeños.
You now have an excuse not to eat raw jalapeños.Photo: Getty Images

According to a breaking AP story, “government inspectors have found the salmonella strain responsible for a nationwide food-poisoning outbreak in a Mexican-grown jalapeno in a Texas plant, prompting a new warning for consumers to avoid eating fresh jalapenos.” The FDA considers this a major “break in the case,” but also wants the public to know that they’re not out of the woods in terms of eating tomatoes; you should still watch out for ones sold earlier this year since they might have been tainted too. Perhaps it’s better if you avoid vegetables entirely, in fact.

Evidence in Salmonella Cases Points to Jalapenos [Crain’s NY]