Cucumber-peppers_406x250The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing its microbiological testing of cucumbers and hot peppers, two vegetables that have been linked with several foodborne outbreaks. The agency has a more robust surveillance sampling approach under development, and one piece of it is the new microbiological surveillance sampling model
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South Florida Produce has recalled certain jalapeno peppers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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The potential for contamination with the pathogen was noted during a routine test by a retail store, which revealed the possible presence of Salmonella in packs of 2, 10 and 40 count packages, according to
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