Salmonella Threat: Miravalle Chile California & Nuevo Mexico peppers recalled

07/12/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

El Monte, CA—A Salmonella contamination threat has prompted Miravalle Foods, Inc. to recall 37,318 lbs. of “Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico” Brand Peppers.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall on July 8, 2010.

The potentially contaminated peppers were distributed to some customers in California, Colorado, Utah, North Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho, Organ and Nevada between March 15th and May 6, 2010.

The FDA stated, “Salmonella is 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 Salmonella can 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 peppers were distributed through direct delivery to a small group of customers, distributors and retail stores. The peppers are in 30oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-00301 & 7 12810-00304), 6 oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-60001 & 7 1280-60004), 8oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-00802 & 7 12810-00803) and 16 oz. (UPC Code: 7 12810-16005 & 7 12810-16007) clear plastic packages and in bulk 25lb. boxes under the “Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico” Brand.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with the recalled peppers.

Anyone who has purchased the peppers can return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Miravalle Foods at 1-626-575-7551 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST.

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