Q: Dear Dave,
We ate at a Mexican restaurant in Austin, TX and my wife had a ground beef burrito that was very spicy hot. About 20 minutes after eating she passed out and wound up in the hospital for 3 days having tests run on her to determine what happened. Nothing abnormal was found. We were wondering if you knew of any instances which might suggest that the peppers in the burrito caused this?
A: Hello Roger:
There’s no way the peppers caused this. My guess is classic food poisoning, probably from tainted meat. Bacterial contamination is common during the summer. I hope she is feeling better.