Spices Recalled For Salmonella

Adams Extract and Spice, LLC. just announced a voluntary recall of products over concerns they have the potential to be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella. The products contain a specific lot of ground red pepper supplied by Van de Vries Spice Corporation (located at 9 Elkins Road, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816).

This lot of ground red pepper initially tested negative for salmonella; however, subsequently, Adams Extract and Spice, LLC. was informed that another sample drawn from the same lot was confirmed positive for Salmonella.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial food borne illnesses. 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, such as persons with HIV infection or who are undergoing chemotherapy.

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. Initial symptoms usually occur within the first eight to 72 hours following contamination. Additional symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

The following lots of specific products were distributed in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico through retail stores, mail order, internet sales and direct delivery.

The recalled items listed below are packaged in clear plastic (PET) bottles with yellow caps:

Adams Cayenne Pepper: 2.61-ounce; best by dates 060311-060711, 062711-070111, 071811-072211, 080111-080511

Adams Brisket Rub: 13.47-ounce; best by dates 062111-062511, 062711-070711

Adams Brisket Rub: 8.5-pounds; best by dates 062811-070211

Adams Multi-Season Seasoned Salt: 14.46 ounce; best by dates 070511-070911

Adams Multi-Seasoning: 30-ounce; best by dates 071111-071511

REX Cayenne Pepper Ground: 6.98-ounce; best by dates 072111-072511, 071111-071511

REX Cayenne Pepper: 16-ounce; best by dates 071111-071511

The recalled item listed below is in French, square glass bottles with silver-tone caps:

Adams Reserve Cajun Seasoning: 4.93-ounce; best by dates 061011-061711, 071311-071711

The recalled items listed below are in translucent polypropylene jars with translucent caps:

Carniceria Texas Red All Purpose Seasoning Adams: 14.25-ounce; best by dates 061711-062111

Carniceria B-B-Q Seasoning Adams: 15.07-ounce; best by dates 061611-062011

The recalled item listed below is in red trimmed “cello” packages:

REX Crab Boil Ready Mix: 64-ounce

The recalled item listed below is in green trimmed “cello” packages:

REX Fish Fry: 10-ounce.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact: Jennifer Hawkes, toll-free at 1-888-672-1850 x208 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday-Friday or via email at jhawkes@adamsffi.com.

Salmonella is usually found in food contaminated with animal feces and is a group of bacteria that passes from the feces of people or animals to other people or animals, causing contamination when food is improperly stored or handled and when preparers do not wash their hands or sanitize implements involved in food storage. Salmonella poisoning can lead to Reiter’s Syndrome, a difficult-to-treat reactive arthritis characterized by severe joint pain, irritation of the eyes, and painful urination.

Some Salmonella bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, largely due to the use of antibiotics to promote the growth of feed animals.

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