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C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Announces Amended Voluntary Nationwide Recall of several additional products that contain pepper due to Possible Health Risk


Ron Spies
C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Antonio, TX March 23, 2010 – C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of additional products containing a pepper ingredient that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The following products are in addition to products announced earlier in press releases dated 3/17/200 and 3/22/2010.

The products are:

Best Yet Season 'n Bake Chicken
Food Club Beef Stew
Tops Pork Gravy
Piggly Wiggly Season 'n Bake Chicken

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 a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov

The following products were sold in grocery stores throughout the United States



Product Name



Code Date




1.37 0z

0 42187 41168 2



 BEEF STEW             

1.5 oz

0 36800 30956 2

W0021E,  W9309C


 PORK GRAVY            

1 oz

0 88267 07935 9

W9327B, W9328B



1.37 0z

0 41290 41533 4



The code dates are printed on the side of master cases and embossed on the side seals of individual packages.

To date, C.H. Guenther & Son, Co. has not received any reports of illness associated with these products, but proceed to the FDA web-site (www.fda.gov) for updated information.

Consumers who would like a refund or replacement product should return the unopened package to the store where they purchased the product.

Consumers with questions should contact CH Guenther at 1-800-847-5608 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central time.



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