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Salsa Recalled Over Jalapeno Salmonella Concerns

Club Chef is recalling certain salsas because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The potential for contamination was noted after a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of Jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers are one of the ingredients in the salsa.

There have been no reports of illnesses.

The product is sold in  12 oz. clear plastic containers under the Private Selection brand name; in 16 oz. clear plastic containers under the  heinen’s brand name and in 5 lb. plastic trays to foodservice distributors. The packages are marked with use-by date of 3/27/2012. The UPC numbers located on the packages are:

Private Selection 12 oz. brand:

– PICO DE GALLO – UPC# 11111091135

– HOT SALSA – UPC# 1111091139

– MILD SALSA – UPC# 1111091137

heinen’s 16 oz. brand:

– HOT SALSA – UPC# 2060100024

– MILD SALSA – UPC# 2060100026

The recalled salsa was distributed to retailers and foodservice distributors on March 14 and 15, 2012 in 11 states: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Illinois.

Consumers may return the recalled salsa to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information contact the company at 1-859-578-3143 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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