Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Case Closed?

It turns out it was the peppers all along... After lifting the tomato ban back on July 17th, the FDA claims that the Salmonella Stpaul outbreak originated from raw Mexican jalapeño and Serrano peppers. US peppers are not part of the recall, as well as any type of processed pepper. Hopefully, they have finally gotten to the bottom of this tricky case.

Once again, you have to feel some sympathy for tomato growers. Not only did they lose millions of dollars over this, I imagine that people will needlessly continue to bypass fresh tomatoes for some time out of fear/ignorance/distrust.

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