Friday, July 25, 2008

Texas Jalapenos are Safe to Eat

Good news for our Texas producers and consumers. The Food and Drug Administration has announced Texas-grown jalapeno peppers are safe to eat. FDA scientists say the U.S. crop of jalapenos has not been linked to the outbreak of Salmonella. The FDA is narrowing its warning to jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico.

This latest alert reinforces what I have said in the past: we have the safest food supply in the world and consumers should buy and enjoy Texas products.

Since the outbreak began in April, 1,300 have become ill. Tomatoes were the initial suspect, however health officials have determined Texas tomatoes and all others on the market are safe to consume. So make sure you GO TEXAN this weekend and eat some Texas grown products.

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