Salmonella Risk Forces Club Chef Salsa Recall

Posted on March 28, 2012

Another recall to report to you this afternoon, this time of a food product that may contain salmonella.

The recall concerns various salsa products: Private Selection 12 ounce and Heinen’s 16 ounce brand salsa.  Both of these brands fall under the banner of Club Chef LLC.  The salsa products were recalled after it was discovered that jalapenos used in the products could have been infected with salmonella.

This salmonella contamination was first discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, who happened to be randomly testing a case of jalapenos.  Those jalapenos have since been recalled, which has led to this second recall.  The salsa was distributed to 11 different states on March 14 and 15 and have a use by date of March 27.

Victims of a salmonella infection can expect fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, among other side effects.  If the contaminant reaches the blood stream it can cause arterial infections and arthritis.  Children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

Thankfully, there have yet to be reports of sickness from people who have used the product.  Users may return the salsa to the place of purchase to receive a full reimbursement on the price of the item.

I keep up on all recall information as a Fresno personal injury lawyer.  I had heard about the jalapeno recall, so this comes as a natural continuation of that.  By educating yourself on recall information, you too can become just as knowledgable as a Riverside personal injury lawyer.

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