UPDATED: Southern California distributor recalls Thai peppers

05/30/2013 12:16:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Thai peppers shipped under the JamminCourtesy FDAThai peppers shipped under the Jammin' Peppers brand have been recalled due to a positive salmonella test. (UPDATED COVERAGE, May 30) A Southern California specialty pepper distributor is recalling Mexican Thai peppers after a positive salmonella test.

Chula Vista, Calif.-based Fruit Treasure is recalling 43 boxes of fresh Thai peppers.

Routine Food and Drug Administration testing detected the presence of salmonella in some of the boxes, according to a news release from the company.

The peppers were shipped in 25-pound cartons labeled “Jammin’ Peppers” and distributed April 7-10 to California supermarkets, according to the release.

No illnesses have been reported.

The company posted the recall through the FDA, and listed Tuxpan, Mexico-based Ebproduce SA de RL as connected to the recall, but FDA officials stated they couldn’t comment on any possible relationship between the firms. Fruit Treasure did not respond to a request for comment.

Information FDA has indicates the peppers were grown in Mexico, FDA officials said.

Fruit Treasure has suspended production as it works with the FDA to investigate the source of the contamination, according to the release.



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