FRUIT TREASURE of CHULA VISTA, CA is recalling 43 boxes (25lb) of fresh THAI PEPPERS, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonellacan result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled fresh Thai peppers were distributed on April 7, 2013 to April 10, 2013 to retail markets in California.
The product comes in a 25lb white wax box with a logo that says “JAMMIN PEPPERS”.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 25 lb boxes of Thai peppers.
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.