Friday, March 30, 2012

A Warning To Everyone: Jalapeno Peppers Contaminated with Salmonella

I just read a post from a friend in Facebook about some Jalapeno peppers suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Veg-Pak Produce Ltd.have announced a warning to the public to restrain from consuming, distributing or selling certain brands of Jalapeno peppers as they maybe contaminated with Salmonella.
The USA-produced Jalapeno peppers were said to have been sold in bulk from these stores in Ontario:
•Food Basics
•Ho Long Supermarket
•Kitchen Table Grocery Stores
•Michael Angelo’s
•Oak Ridges Food Market
•Oceans Fresh Food Market
•Oriental Food Market
•P.A.T. Mart
•Starwind Supermarket
•Trinity Supermarket
There might be other stores in Ontario they may have been sold from.
The affected Jalapeno peppers were bought for retail in the inclusive dates of March 8, 2012 and March 28, 2012.
If you bought bulk, unlabelled Jalapeno peppers between these dates, you are advised to check with your place of purchase to determine if its one of the affected products.
Veg-Pak Produce Ltd., Toronto, the importer of the Jalapeno peppers, is doing a voluntary recall of the affected product.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not smell or look spoiled. Salmonella may cause severe infections to young children, elderly and people with weakened immune system.
Short term symptoms are headache, fever, nausea, diarrhea and  vomiting.
For more information, you may contact the following numbers:
Veg-Pak Produce Ltd. (416) 255-7400 ext: 21

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
You can find more information about Salmonella by visiting

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