Anhing Corporation of Los Angeles, CA, is conducting a nationwide recall of Caravelle Brand Chili Powder in 8-ounce plastic tubs, lot code 560916, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed through retail stores.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
This Chili Powder is contained in a clear plastic tub with a red lid. It has an orange paper label which reads in part, “Caravelle CHILI POWDER HOT Net Weight 8 oz. (227G) Packed For ANHING CORP. Los Angeles, CA 90031 PRODUCT OF THAILAND.” It also contains Thai and Chinese wording. The Bar Code is: 080736115551. There are two codes involved, 560916 or 570115. These codes are located on a white label adhering to the bottom of the plastic tub.
There are no illnesses reported to date.
This recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the State of Maryland.
The problem was noted only in code 560916, but, as a precaution, Anhing is recalling the other code also present in the shipment. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation into what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-323-221-8003 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.© Food Safety News