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Cal Fresco Pepper Recall Lawsuit

Cal Fresco, LLC is now recalling fresh Jalapeño and Serrano chili peppers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The peppers in question were distributed to retail stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and California between December 3 and December 5, 2011. Consumers who may have purchased peppers included in this recall should contact the store and inquire as to whether the affected peppers were sold at that location.

Free Cal Fresco Pepper Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Cal Fresco peppers included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Cal Fresco, LLC and we can help.

What’s the problem?

December 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is working with Cal Fresco, LLC and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to enforce a nationwide recall of fresh Jalapeño and Serrano chili peppers that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was initiated after it was found that a random sample of these peppers tested positive for the bacteria.

Jalapeño Pepper Recall

Approximately 18,500 Jalapeño peppers from Lot #205610 are included in this recall. These peppers were distributed to retailers in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Canada between December 3 and December 5, 2011. The product was shipped in cases containing both the Cal Fresco (10 and 25 pound cases) and Grower Alliance (40 pound cases) labels. These peppers were sold at the retail level in bulk by weight, and cannot be identified by retail packaging.

This recall was the result of random sampling conducted by the USDA which identified the presence of Salmonella. The supplier of the affected product reportedly originated in Mexico. The company has since halted the distribution of all produce from the supplier while the FDA works to determine the source of the contamination.

Serrano Pepper Recall

The Serrano peppers included in this recall were delivered to a retail distribution center in Spokane, Washington on December 8, 2011. To date, the source of the contamination remains unknown. This recall was initiated in response to the results of a random USDA sampling of bulk Serrano peppers which revealed the presence of Salmonella. Cal Fresco has determined that the affected peppers originated in Mexico, and are part of Lot #205467. The company has since halted the distribution of all produce from the supplier while the FDA works to determine the source of the contamination.

All retail suppliers that received peppers included in this recall are located in Canada, Southern California, Alaska, Washington and Dallas, Texas. These establishments have been notified of the recall and were advised to remove and destroy any remaining products in their inventories.

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