Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces that distributor Wholesome Spice has recalled all lots of 25-pound boxes of crushed red pepper sold from April 6, 2009 through January 20, 2010 due to possible Salmonella contamination. This product was distributed in the Northeast. It was not sold in retail outlets to consumers.
“Test results of Daniele employees and of the physical plant indicated that an outside source of Salmonella was likely,” said Director of Health David R. Gifford, MD, MPH. “This recall confirms that the source of the Salmonella was from outside of Daniele’s manufacturing plants. HEALTH will continue to work with CDC, FDA and USDA on this national outbreak investigation and recall.”
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