Salmonella outbreak likely over
Aug. 28, 2008
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that the salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,440 people appears to be over.
A joint investigation by CDC and the Food and Drug Administration found strong evidence that jalapeno and serrano peppers were carriers of the bacteria. No contaminated tomatoes were found.
The salmonella strain linked to the outbreak was traced back to a Texas produce distribution center and a Mexico farm in that grew peppers.
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