Castellini Co. LLC is recalling certain jalapeno peppers on potential contamination with Salmonella bacterium and subsequent food poisoning.
The product was distributed between March 8, 2012 and March 20, 2012 in ten states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company said the recalled product was distributed from its Wilder, Kentucky facility.
The recalled product was sold in full case, 1/2 case, 20lb, 10lb, 5lb, 2lb, and 1lb package sizes. The lot numbers of the recalled products are available on the FDA website.
Meanwhile there have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this problem, Castellini Co. is collaborating closely with the FDA.
The recall follows a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store, which revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of Jalapeno peppers.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
by RTT Staff Writer
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