For Immediate Release
July 12, 2016
Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI is recalling two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that were sold to foodservice distributors because one of our suppliers recalled an ingredient used in our mix for the potential presence of E. coli O121. Kerry Inc. was notified by our supplier that two of their products, a red bell pepper nugget and a jalapeno nugget, were made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.
Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0121 should contact state and local public health authorities.
No illnesses have been reported to date with the Kerry Inc. products. No other Kerry Inc. products are affected by this recall.
These two lot codes of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader were manufactured by Kerry Inc. and sold to foodservice distributors located in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Missouri and regions of Canada. Product may have been further distributed beyond these locations throughout the foodservice industry and to retail stores open to the general public.
The affected Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader is in a white 10 pound bag with the UPC number 763089721548 and Item Number: G5620.690. The recall only affects lots 0414647003 and 0513647003. The lot code is printed along the bottom of the label, as illustrated below.
If you have purchased Golden Dipt® Jalapeno Breader with either of the lot codes noted above, please dispose of the product and seek reimbursement with the distribution group/store where it was purchased. Questions can be directed to Kerry 800-325-3383 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm CST.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.