The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today lifted its advice to consumers to avoid eating jalapeño and Serrano peppers grown, harvested or packed in Mexico.
The FDA acted when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the salmonella outbreak appears to be over, and that jalapeño and Serrano peppers grown in Mexico and associated with the outbreak are no longer in circulation in the U.S. market.
In July, the FDA lifted its advice to avoid raw red round, red Roma and red plum tomatoes.
The FDA says it will continue to work with the CDC, Mexican authorities, state regulatory agencies and food industry groups to ensure Americans enjoy a safe food supply.
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