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Salmonella cases have reached 943

From Times Wire Services

The number of people reported sickened in a record salmonella outbreak has increased to 943, with 130 hospitalizations since mid-April, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Tomatoes are the leading suspect, although investigators are now also testing other types of fresh produce.

The FDA said it had begun looking at jalapeno peppers as a possible cause of the outbreak, as well as ingredients used to make salsa, such as cilantro and serrano chiles.


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