Red pepper spice sold by retailers in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana is being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
A Beaumont, TX -based coffee and spice packager issued the red pepper recall.
The Texas Coffee Co. said 3- and 8-ounce packages of Texjoy red pepper are being recalled because of potential contamination by salmonella bacteria.
No illnesses have yet been associated with this recalled.
Salmonella infection can cause flulike symptoms in otherwise-healthy people and death in young children, frail or elderly people and those with compromised immune systems.
The clear plastic packages bear lot numbers A29A07A2012, A28A07A2012 and A30A07A2012.
A Texas Coffee statement issued Monday says it received word of the potential contamination from its supplier.
The company says consumers can return pepper covered by the recall to their retailer for a refund. Questions can be directed to 1-800-259-3400.