MY-A & CO. of Cheverly, Maryland, is recalling its 3.5-ounce jars of Ground Black Pepper Double Golden Fish because they may be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella.
The product comes in a 3.5-ounce plastic jar with no product codes on the jars. The recalled products were distributed in retail stores in 11 states: Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Florida.
The contamination was discovered after a routine inspection by the State of New York Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 3.5-ounce jars of Ground Black Pepper.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased the 3.5oz jars of Ground Black Pepper are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (301) 322-1237 and ask for Jessica Moynihan.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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. Salmonella poisoning can lead to Reiterâ€™s Syndrome, a difficult-to-treat reactive arthritis characterized by severe joint pain, irritation of the eyes, and painful urination.