FDA: Go Ahead And Eat Tomatoes, We Give Up

Well, the FDA isn’t sure what caused that salmonella outbreak, but they’re lifting the tomato warning anyway, according to the Associated Press. They’d still appreciate it if you tried not to eat raw jalapeno and serrano peppers, because, well, they have to tell you not to eat something, I guess.

From NPR:

…among later illnesses, there seems to be more evidence against peppers. The FDA is sending inspectors to Mexico to investigate a packing house that receives peppers from a number of farms.

Since April, 1065 people infected with Salmonella Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint have been identified in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. We suspect that this is about good as it gets when you have the same agency responsible for hearing aids, heating pads, and fresh produce.

FDA Lifts Salmonella Warning On Tomatoes [NPR]
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