Salmonella Cases Hit 1,000 As CDC Confirms Jalapenos As New Suspect

Jul 17, 2008 | Updated May 25, 2011

In its latest update on the Salmonella outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control today confirmed that the investigation has uncovered a second suspect: jalapeños.

"The accumulated data from all investigations indicate that jalapeño peppers caused some illnesses but that they do not explain all illnesses," the agency said in a statement. Tomatoes, however, remained under investigation along with serrano peppers and fresh cilantro.

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