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C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of several products that contain pepper due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESan Antonio, TX - March 17, 2010 – C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of products containing a pepper ingredient that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products are part of the Sunbird Seasonings, Williams Wings Seasonings and Williams Gumbo Soup lines.
The recalled products contain black pepper distributed by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The pepper has been recalled by Mincing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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 products involved were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail outlets throughout the United States.
|Brand||Product Name||Size||UPC||Code Dates|
|Sunbird||Chow Mein Seasoning Mix||1 oz.||0 74880 07002 6||W9316G, W005G|
|Sunbird||Fried Rice Seasoning Mix||0.75 oz.||0 74880 07003 3||W9317C, W9320G, W9324G, W9327G, W9335G, W0004F, W0018G, W0019G|
|Sunbird||Stir Fry Seasoning Mix||0.75 oz.||0 74880 07004 0||W9315G, W9316G, W9364E, W9365E, W0014C|
|Sunbird||Chop Suey Seasoning Mix||1 oz.||0 74880 07008 8||W9309G, W9310G, W0006G|
|Sunbird||Lemon Chicken Stir Fry Seasoning Mix||0.75 oz.||0 74880 07014 9||W0006G|
|Sunbird||Hot & Spicy Szechwan Seasoning Mix||0.75 oz.||0 74880 07016 3||W9322G|
|Sunbird||Honey Sesame Chicken Seasoning Mix||0.875 oz.||0 74880 07021 7||W0007G|
|Williams||Country Store Home Style Soup Mix|
Louisiana Style Gumbo
|8 oz.||0 41149 12006 8||W9317M|
|Williams||Spicy Wings Seasoned Coating Mix||5 oz.||0 41149 01182 3||W0004H, W0005H, W0056H|
|Williams||Spicy Wings Caribbean Jerk Seasoning||2.5 oz.||0 41149 13930 5||W9310F|
The code dates are printed on the side of master cases and embossed on the side seals of individual pouches.
No illnesses have been associated with these products but proceed to the FDA web-site (www.fda.gov) for updated information.
Consumers with questions or who would like a refund or replacement product should keep the unopened package and contact C. H Guenther at 1-800-847-5608. Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central time.