Is salsa on the FDA warning list of produce possibly linked to the salmonella outbreak or does processing take care of that? How about pickled jalapenos?
Currently, the FDA is warning consumers to avoid fresh salsa that contains jalapenos and tomatoes. The source of the outbreak has not been confirmed as of yet. Investigators are being cautious and asking consumers to be careful. Since they have been unable to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak, they are warning to stay away from any foods prepared with fresh tomatoes or jalapenos.
At this time, investigators believe the salmonella outbreak is associated with fresh produce only. This would eliminate pickled jalapenos, unless they are made fresh. If you want to be safe, do not eat any restaurant prepared foods that usually contain jalapenos. Many restaurants have stopped serving foods that contain the jalapenos for now. But be cautious when eating out, just in case a place is adhering to the policy ‘consumer beware’.