Somebody must have hit the "re-send" button overnight at the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as we received a number of recall notices from earlier May that we’ve already written about.

One that is somewhat new, however, is from last Friday when Union International Food Company recalled Lian How Brand White Peppers with red labels because of possible Salmonella contamination.   

The City of Industry, CA-based company said the Lian How Brand White Peppers were packaged in 5 pound containers with red labels for distribution to Southern California restaurants and wholesalers between Sept. 2008 and March 2009.   So, the possibility of any of these White Peppers still being around is probably pretty small.

Why it has taken so long to identify this problem is not clear.  Union says the recall was the result of a testing done on a shipment of peppers that was purchased around September of 2008 which revealed that the finished products contained the salmonella bacteria. 

Why it took until May 29, 2009 to issue a recall on products that tested positive for salmonella in September 2008 is question we do not know the answer to.  Union claims it is cooperating fully with FDA; and no illnesses are yet associated with this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the affected white peppers with red label product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (626) 854-8880

Here’s what the FDA has on it.