SALMONELLA IN IRRIGATION WATER WASHINGTON — U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, working to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1,300 U.S. consumers this summer, last week said they had discovered a strain of Salmonella Saintpaul in the irrigation water used at a pepper farm in Nuevo Léon, Mexico. Salmonella Saintpaul is a unique strain of the pathogen that has been linked to all of the illnesses in this outbreak. “We have a smoking gun, it ...

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