Problems with Mexico peppers existed before outbreak, AP says

08/18/2008 | Google

U.S. inspectors at border crossings repeatedly rejected shipments of contaminated peppers from Mexico during the months leading up to the recent salmonella outbreak that was traced to Mexican chilies, according to an Associated Press review of FDA records. Agency officials said they were surprised by the outbreak because the imported peppers were not deemed a problem until they were linked to the salmonella cases.

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