Walmart Statement Regarding Jalapeno Peppers (Updated - 8/4/08)

Food safety is top priority. Between June 24 and July 1, the FDA's consumer advisory was focused solely on tomatoes. Following updated information provided by the FDA on Friday, July 25, we destroyed all Mexico-grown jalapeno and Serrano peppers and returned all U.S.-grown jalapeno and Serrano peppers to our shelves.

We are aware of the issue identified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today, and our thoughts are with our customer. Rest assured that we took immediate action and worked with our suppliers and stores to remove impacted products from our shelves as soon as we were made aware of the FDA's concerns around jalapeno and Serrano peppers.

We will continue to work closely with our suppliers to monitor this issue. For more information, customers should call 888-INFO-FDA.