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


Ron Spies


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.

BrandProduct NameSizeUPCCode Dates
SunbirdChow Mein Seasoning Mix1 oz.0 74880 07002 6W9316G, W005G
SunbirdFried Rice Seasoning Mix0.75 oz.0 74880 07003 3W9317C, W9320G, W9324G, W9327G, W9335G, W0004F, W0018G, W0019G
SunbirdStir Fry Seasoning Mix0.75 oz.0 74880 07004 0W9315G, W9316G, W9364E, W9365E, W0014C
SunbirdChop Suey Seasoning Mix1 oz.0 74880 07008 8W9309G, W9310G, W0006G
SunbirdLemon Chicken Stir Fry Seasoning Mix0.75 oz.0 74880 07014 9W0006G
SunbirdHot & Spicy Szechwan Seasoning Mix0.75 oz.0 74880 07016 3W9322G
SunbirdHoney Sesame Chicken Seasoning Mix0.875 oz.0 74880 07021 7W0007G
WilliamsCountry Store Home Style Soup Mix
Louisiana Style Gumbo
8 oz.0 41149 12006 8W9317M
WilliamsSpicy Wings Seasoned Coating Mix5 oz.0 41149 01182 3W0004H, W0005H, W0056H
WilliamsSpicy Wings Caribbean Jerk Seasoning2.5 oz.0 41149 13930  5W9310F

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.




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