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Thomas Produce Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 18, 2011 - Thomas Produce of Boca Raton, FL, is recalling 320 boxes of Jalapeno Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recalled Jalapeno Peppers were sold to distributors in Florida, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania from 2/15/2011 to 2/18/2011.
The fresh, whole, green Jalapeno Peppers were sold in generic cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size). The 2.5"x1" affixed label on the box has the code 1054811HJBT. This is the only lot affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall is the result of routine sampling by FDA which revealed that one sample of the finished product tested positive for the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of this lot of peppers as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Richard Wilson of Thomas Produce Company at 1-561-482-1111 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.