Salmonella found in jalapenos

WASHINGTON Federal officials have found jalapeno peppers contaminated with the rare Salmonella Saintpaul strain blamed for one of the nation’s largest foodborne illness outbreaks.

They were grown in Mexico and distributed through a McAllen, Texas, plant named Agricola Zaragosa, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

The FDA still was unclear, however, about where the peppers had become contaminated with the microbial strain linked to at le

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