Tomatoes, Now Peppers and Avocados, Linked to Salmonella

Product Liability

For weeks, we have heard reports of contaminated tomatoes causing salmonella outbreaks in various states. Now, peppers have become a cause for concern. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found salmonella bacteria on jalapeno peppers that were imported from Mexico. The bacteria have been found at a distribution center in McAllen, Texas; however, investigators are not yet certain where the bacteria originated.

While the FDA lifted the warning against tomatoes, another warning, this time on Grande Product, LTD of Hidalgo, Texas has been issued. Jalapeno and Serrano peppers that were distributed between May 17th and July 17th, 2008 have been recalled. Avocados with lot #HUE8160090889 have also been recalled due to Salmonella.