A Covington, KY, establishment is now recalling a variety of salsa products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a potentially-deadly foodborne pathogen. The potential for contamination was detected after a random test revealed the presence of Salmonella in Jalapeno peppers, which are one of the ingredients in the salsa. Signs and symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonellosis) may include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).
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What’s the problem?
March 27, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Club Chef LLC is now recalling the following salsa products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella:
Private Selection 12 oz. Brand
- PICO DE GALLO – UPC# 11111091135
- HOT SALSA – UPC# 1111091139
- MILD SALSA – UPC# 1111091137
Heinen’s 16 oz. Brand
- HOT SALSA – UPC# 2060100024
- MILD SALSA – UPC# 2060100026
These products were distributed to retailers and food distributors on 3/14/12 and 3/15/12 to the following states: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Illinois.
Consumers who have purchased any of the salsa items listed above are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall. Anyone concerned about Salmonella food poisoning should contact their healthcare provider.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that causes Salmonellosis, one of the most commonly reported foodborne illnesses in the United States. In many regions of the U.S., Salmonellosis is the most commonly reported cause of intestinal disease, and overall it is the second most common food poisoning illness reported after Campylobacter. Signs and symptoms of Salmonellosis include:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery)
- abdominal cramps
Salmonella can be extremely infectious in small doses of only 15 to 20 cells. In the vast majority of cases, the bacteria produces a gastrointestinal illness that is largely indistinguishable from that caused by other foodborne pathogens. Of all the potential health complications, dehydration is the most serious clinical concern. The incubation period – the time between ingestion of the bacteria and the appearance of recognizable symptoms – varies from about six to 72 hours.
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