07/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

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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