Health officials are now looking at jalapeno peppers as the possible source of a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
A single jalapeno at a plant in Texas was found with the same strain of salmonella that sickened more than 1,200 people in 43 states.
The FDA said while the discovery is “very important break”, the case isn't closed yet and fresh tomatoes, the original suspects in the outbreak, aren't totally exonerated.
Investigators are trying to figure out where the pepper became tainted, on the farm, in the plant or at some stop in between, and how far peppers from the plant travel across the United States.
The plant where the tainted pepper was found is now recalling its fresh peppers.
Tomatoes now on the market are considered safe to eat.