The Seattle Times reports that Union International Food Co., of Union City, California, issued a recall on March 30 of some of their spice products which are sold in Washington State and other Western States because of potential Salmonella infection. The spices are mainly sold to wholesalers, distributors, restaurant suppliers and restaurants. However, their white and black pepper are packaged 5 oz retail containers .
According to the report, 42 people have become ill including four in the Portland, Oregon area. Health officials initiated an investigation after a multi-state Salmonella outbreak and discovered the Salmonella in an open container of Lian How White pepper at a restaurant where several victims of the illness ate.
Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the young, the frail and elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal cramping. In the young and elderly, the Salmonella infection can get into the bloodstream and cause severe illness including arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
Lian How brand spices and Uncle Chen brand white pepper and black pepper are effected by the recall. Check the www.ufunionfood.com web-site for more information or call the company information line at 510-471-6799.
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