For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016
The Jel Sert Company of West Chicago, Illinois, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling, 4.16 ounce carton that was used for sales samples and gift packages distributed nationwide, because it has the possibility 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 illness such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
There have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date. The product was not available to consumers on store shelves, only through directly provided sales samples and gift packages.
The product can be identified with the following information:
Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling 4.16 ounce carton
Lot number on cartons: WC5257
UPC Code 7239202925
Best before date: September 2017
The recall was issued in an abundance of caution after the supplier of the banana chips used in the filling notified Jel Sert of possible contamination.
If you have the recalled product, please dispose of the product and if you have questions contact Jel Sert at the toll free number: 866-853-1969 at any time.