FDA Issues Warning On Mexican Produce

Law360, New York (August 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put over a dozen Mexican produce companies on an import alert after tests revealed that certain fruits and vegetables were contaminated with salmonella.

Samples of jalapeno and serrano peppers, basil and cilantro tested positive for salmonella at 13 produce companies in Mexico, the FDA announced on Friday in an import alert on its Web site.

U.S. districts are allowed to detain fresh and raw produce coming from the companies listed on the import alert in case they are tainted,...
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