FDA: Mexican-grown jalapenos unsafe for consumption

July 21, 2008 2:05:31 PM PDT
The government is warning consumers to avoid eating fresh jalapenos. The FDA found a salmonella strain in a Mexican-grown jalapeno in a Texas plant. The agency called the finding a very important break in the case.

This doesn't mean Mexican jalapenos are the culprit because the peppers may not have been contaminated on the farm.

While tomatoes are currently safe to eat, health officials say the finding doesn't clear tomatoes that were sold earlier in the spring and summer.