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  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    The evidence is far greater than it was for tomatoes.
    No contaminated tomatoes were ever found, but
    one whole jalapeno was 100% contaminated!

    The main FDA web site was updated late yesterday.

    http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive
    genetic match with the Salmonella Saintpaul strain
    causing the current Salmonella outbreak.

    The positive sample was obtained during an FDA
    inspection at a produce distribution center in
    McAllen, Texas. The pepper was grown on a farm
    in Mexico, however, that does not mean that the
    pepper was contaminated in Mexico.

    The produce distribution center, Agricola Zaragoza,
    is working with FDA to voluntarily recall jalapeno
    peppers the company distributed since June 30, 2008.

    Since a recall will not immediately remove all
    potentially contaminated peppers from the food
    supply, FDA is also asking consumers to avoid
    eating raw jalapeno peppers or foods made from
    raw jalapeno peppers until further notice in order
    to prevent additional cases of illness. This
    recommendation does not include cooked or pickled
    jalapeno peppers.

    FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    serrano peppers until further notice..

    Discovery of the positive jalapeno pepper sample
    was the result of several weeks of investigation
    by FDA scientists and field staff –
    including examining traceback data from the
    locations where there were clusters of food-borne
    illness, scrutinizing distribution records and
    collecting environmental samples from water, soil,
    work surfaces and packing boxes throughout the
    entire chain of production and distribution.

    FDA is continuing to investigate the other parts
    of the distribution chain to determine if there
    is any evidence that the contamination occurred
    on the farm in which the pepper was grown or at
    some other point in the supply chain before the
    distribution center in McAllen, TX.

    According to the CDC, 1,251 persons with Salmonella
    Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint have
    been identified in 43 states, the District of
    Columbia and Canada since April 2008.

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >
    > The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    > today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive


    > FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    > risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    > and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    > eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    > serrano peppers until further notice..


    Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?


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  3. #3
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > > http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    > >
    > > The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    > > today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive

    >
    > > FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    > > risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    > > and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    > > eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    > > serrano peppers until further notice..

    >
    > Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?


    No, serranos are smaller and hotter than most
    jalapenos. They also have thinner flesh.

  4. #4
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>
    >> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >> > http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >> >
    >> > The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    >> > today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive

    >>
    >> > FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    >> > risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    >> > and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    >> > eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    >> > serrano peppers until further notice..

    >>
    >> Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?

    >
    > No, serranos are smaller and hotter than most
    > jalapenos. They also have thinner flesh.


    I didn't think so. Nice writing, FDA.


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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)



    "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected] et...
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >>
    >> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    >> today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive

    >
    >> FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    >> risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    >> and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    >> eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    >> serrano peppers until further notice..

    >
    > Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?



    Not at all. Serranos are hot.

    TFMŪ


  6. #6
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:19:37 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >The evidence is far greater than it was for tomatoes.
    >No contaminated tomatoes were ever found, but
    >one whole jalapeno was 100% contaminated!
    >
    >The main FDA web site was updated late yesterday.
    >
    >http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >


    too bad the tomato industry may have lost $100 million. oopsie!

    and you know some nervous types out there won't eat another tomato as
    long as they live.

    your pal,
    blake
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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    TFMŪ wrote:


    >
    > "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected] et...
    >> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >>>
    >>> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that one
    >>> jalapeno pepper sample is a positive

    >>
    >>> FDA is continuing to advise that people in high risk populations, such
    >>> as elderly persons, infants and people with impaired immune systems,
    >>> avoid eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw serrano peppers
    >>> until further notice..

    >>
    >> Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?

    >
    >
    > Not at all. Serranos are hot.


    That's rather what I though re relative heats and that they're different.


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    Dave Bell Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    "FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    eating raw serrano peppers"

    Good plan -let's not feed raw serrano peppers to infants...

  9. #9
    Zilbandy Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)


    On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:29:23 -0700, Dave Bell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Good plan -let's not feed raw serrano peppers to infants...


    Too late. LOL
    http://home.comcast.net/~zilbandy/GerberBabySauce.jpg


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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:57:20 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html
    >>> >
    >>> > The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced
    >>> > today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive
    >>>
    >>> > FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    >>> > risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    >>> > and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    >>> > eating raw serrano peppers or food made from raw
    >>> > serrano peppers until further notice..
    >>>
    >>> Are "serrano" and "jalapeņo" interchaneable?

    >>
    >> No, serranos are smaller and hotter than most
    >> jalapenos. They also have thinner flesh.

    >
    >I didn't think so. Nice writing, FDA.


    the serrano producers can join hands with tomato producers as they
    jump off a building.

    your pal,
    blake
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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Salmonella Update -- We Got It Right, This Time !!! (We Hope)

    On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:29:23 -0700, Dave Bell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"FDA is continuing to advise that people in high
    >risk populations, such as elderly persons, infants
    >and people with impaired immune systems, avoid
    >eating raw serrano peppers"
    >
    >Good plan -let's not feed raw serrano peppers to infants...


    but it's the only thing that keeps the kid's mind off his diaper rash!

    your pal,
    blake
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