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December 7, 2018 

FDA Releases Reports on Avocado and Hot Pepper Sampling 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two reports today on its sampling of whole fresh avocados and hot peppers to determine how frequently harmful bacteria are found in each commodity.

December 7, 2018 

FDA Sampling Fresh Herbs, Guacamole and Processed Avocado 

As of October 1, 2018, the FDA has tested 683 fresh herb samples (407 domestic, 276 import), and 474 processed avocado or guacamole samples (386 domestic, 88 import). Of the fresh herb samples, nine tested positive for Salmonella (4 domestic, 5 import), and six tested positive for Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC), with further characterization determining that the STEC were incapable of causing severe illness.

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