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Spicy Salmonella: Serrano Peppers From Mexico Recalled

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Los Angeles company WorldVariety Produce, Inc. is recalling Serrano Peppers that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The questionable peppers were isolated to 300 cases contained in Lot # 69073901, product of Mexico, sold from bulk displays between the dates of March 1, 2011 through March 18, 2011, posts the recall details on the FDA website.

No illnesses have been reported to date and the recall reportedly extends only to Walmart stores in Wisconsin, Montana, Utah and Wyoming in addition to Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois. A routine sampling program by the USDA revealed the bacteria.

Production and distribution of the product has currently ceased as the FDA, California Department of Public Health and World Variety Produce, Inc. continue their investigations into the issue. Return offending peppers to your place of purchase for a full refund and/or call World Variety Produce, Inc. at 1-800-588-0151 Monday through Friday between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time for more info.