The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has announced a recall of jalapeno peppers from distributor, Castellini Company, from its Wilder, Kentucky facility due to the possibility the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
In addition to Michigan, the peppers were also sold and distributed in nine other states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The product was sold in full case, half case, 20 pound, 10 pound, 5 pound, 2 pound, and 1 pound package sizes, and distributed during the period March 8, 2012 through March 20, 2012. Click here for product lot numbers.
No illnesses have been reported, although the potential for contamination was noted after a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of jalapeno peppers.
Consumers who purchased the recalled product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, as well as individuals with a weakened immune system.
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