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Jalapenos The Latest Culprit In Salmonella Search


On Monday government inspectors had a big break in their search for the elusive cause of a nationwide salmonella outbreak. They discovered a strain of bacteria on a single Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper in a distribution facility in south Texas.

David Acheson, associate commissioner for foods for the Food and Drug Administration, describes what goes into a food safety investigation, and why this recent outbreak of salmonella has been so difficult to figure out.

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