Jalapenos Making You Sick?

While we expect spice when we bite into a jalapeno, we certainly don’t expect salmonella food poisoning. However, the FDA announced yesterday that a jalapeno pepper from Mexico and imported through Texas have tested positive for the same strain of the salmonella virus that has sickened thousands and killed two across the United States.

Although the FDA has not yet determined the source of the outbreak, they are currently recommending that consumers avoid eating fresh jalapeno peppers or products, such as salsa, made with them. That’s of little comfort to me, and many others I suspect, as I’ve eaten a lot of salsa in the past couple of weeks.

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