POOPIN’ IN THE FIELDS

Jalapeno peppers sit for sale in a market in Mexico City, Friday, July 25, 2008.  Only jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico are implicated in the nationwide salmonella outbreak in the United States, the government announced Friday in clearing the U.S. crop. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FRESNO, Calif. – Federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden shipments of peppers from Mexico in the months before a salmonella outbreak that sickened 1,400 people was finally traced to Mexican chilies.

Yet no larger action was taken. Food and Drug Administration officials insisted as recently as last week that they were surprised by the outbreak because Mexican peppers had not been spotted as a problem before.

But an Associated Press analysis of FDA records found that peppers and chilies were consistently the top Mexican crop rejected by border inspectors for the last year.

(ever wonder HOW the salmonella got there?   Human waste is a big carrier.  Perhaps the active ingredient in the spicy fellows can kill e-coli, but not the salmonella. 

CHECK YOUR GROWERS, AMERICAN CONSUMER!!  BUY AMERICAN GROWN ONLY!! UNLESS YOU ENJOY BUYING MEXICAN SHIT ALONG WITH YOUR FOOD. )

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