A Boynton Beach, FL, establishment is now recalling jalapeno peppers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The potential for contamination was noted during routine testing by a retail store which revealed the presence of the bacteria. Signs and symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning 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 South Florida Produce, LLC, is currently recalling jalapeno peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The products in question were packaged in bulk 11/9 bushel cartons marked with the lot numbers J000010995, J000010996, J000010997, J000010998, J000010999, J000011000, J000020135, J000020136, J000020137, J000020138, J000020139 and J000030053. These numbers appear on the pallet labels located on the front and back of each pallet.
These peppers were distributed via customer truck between March 5 and March 7 to establishments in Oxford, NC, Lake Worth, FL, Washington, DC, Pompano Beach, FL, Fair Lawn, NJ, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Customers in possession of any inventory with the lot numbers listed above are urged to discard it immediately and contact South Florida Produce, LLC, to verify receipt of this recall. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. Anyone concerned about Salmonella food poisoning should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
How to Prevent Salmonella Food Poisoning
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), the key to preventing Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonellosis) is to destroy the bacteria through cooking food to a safe minimum internal temperature. The FSIS advises you to follow these guidelines for safe food preparation:
- Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets.
- Wash utensils, cutting boards, dishes, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next item.
- Consider using paper towels to clean kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
- Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods in your grocery shopping cart and in your refrigerator.
- If possible, use one cutting board for fresh produce and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Always wash cutting boards, dishes, countertops, and utensils with hot soapy water after they come in contact with raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry, or seafood.
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