Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Wall Street Journal reports that the CDC has stated the salmonella scare that started in May is now over. The Wall Street Journal writes,
A joint investigation by CDC and the Food and Drug Administration found strong evidence that jalapeno peppers were a major carrier of the bacteria, and that serrano peppers were also a carrier. The salmonella strain that caused the outbreak was traced back to a produce distribution center in Texas, and to a farm in Mexico that grew peppers.
The extensive probe found no contaminated tomatoes, but investigators say they cannot rule out that tomatoes might have been a carrier, particularly early on.
It was the largest outbreak of food-borne illness in the U.S. in the past decade.