FDA: Mexican jalapenos likely source of outbreak

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared domestically grown jalapeno and serrano peppers safe to eat, and said Friday that contaminated peppers from Mexico are likely responsible for the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,294 people since April.

The FDA's investigation into the salmonella outbreak initially implicated three varieties of tomatoes as possible sources, but later focused on jalapenos.

Last week, the FDA said a

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