BREAKING NEWS: Salmonella Saintpaul Found in Irrigation Water on Mexican Pepper Farm
Dr. David Acheson, who is the top food safety official at the Food and Drug Administration, has just told the House panel that they have found likely source of Salmonella saintpaul, which has eluded countless officials for weeks.
"We have a positive sample in water used for irrigation and serrano peppers from the same farm that have matched outbreak strain," he said.
Acheson says the FDA is now changing its warning to include Mexican Serrano peppers. The agency says consumers should now stop eating raw serrano peppers.
Dr. Lonnie King of the Centers for Disease Control is testifying after Acheson who, after the bomb he just dropped, officially makes him the Toughest Act to Follow of the day.
"We have a smoking gun it appears," King said.
The committee is now taking a break for a vote. I'll update again shortly.
(For those of you who would prefer to watch the hearing yourselves, you can find a link for it at the House Agriculture Committee's website.)
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