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Salmonella Found In Jalapenos

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Investigators looking into a months-long Salmonella outbreak say they made a significant break. They found a Mexican-grown jalapeno in a Texas plant, prompting a new warning for consumers to avoid eating fresh jalapenos.

Now the Food and Drug Administration is asking you not to eat fresh jalapenos and products made with hot peppers.

Although the pepper was grown of a farm in Mexico, officials still are not certain where the bacteria originated.

 The Texas plant, Agricola Zaragosa, has agreed to recall its fresh jalapenos, although the FDA wouldn't say how widely its produce was distributed. Officials say no other produce currently in the plant has tested positive for Salmonella.

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