Salmonella: Tomatoes Innocent, Jalapenos Guilty?


At first health investigators thought tomatoes were to blame for the salmonella outbreak that sickened over 900 people, but now it seems jalapenos might be the culprit. More from EmaxHealth:
Government health investigators had initially focused on some types of fresh tomatoes, which have been removed from menus across the country, but are turning toward jalapenos as salmonella sicknesses continue. "Recently, many clusters of illnesses have been identified in Texas and other states among persons who ate at restaurants," according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statement. "These clusters have led us to broaden the investigation to be sure that it encompasses food items that are commonly consumed with tomatoes." CDC Graph of Samonella Cases.

"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Jalapeno peppers are the new focus of an investigation into the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in at least 40 states, according to media reports. As of Friday evening, 943 persons infected with salmonella Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint have been identified in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, according to CDC. Illnesses are believed to have begun in early April."
For more on the whole salmonella thing, check out DiseaseProof’s hurtful foods category.
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