On February 25, 2010, Wholesome Spice of Brooklyn, NY, announced a recall of all lots of 25-pound boxes of Crushed Red Pepper sold between April 6, 2009 and January 20, 2010, due to a potential for the products to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The contaminated Crushed Red Pepper product is packaged in a clear plastic bag inside of a cardboard box with a white label, blue border, and blue and black lettering (“Wholesome Spices- Crushed Red Pepper”).
Salmonella can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. In others, Salmonella infection can cause abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, and vomiting, and in some cases could lead to arthritis, endocarditis, or arterial infection.
Manufacturers are urged to dispose of the recalled products and cease distribution. The company can be reached at 718-388-1549.