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Crushed Red Pepper Recalled for Salmonella Risk

A California-based company is recalling 1,800 jars of its crushed red pepper because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. Paramount, CA-based S & P Company, Limited issued a voluntary recall of its Su-nun brand Crush Roasted Thai Red Pepper Friday after routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of… Continue Reading

Is Food Irradiation the Future? Part II

Part II in a two-part series on food irradiation.  On foodborne illness outbreaks caused by ground beef, fresh leafy greens, and spices–all foods that could arguably be made safer through irradiation–and the future of the technology and its impact on the safety of the food supply.  Part I focused on the science behind the technology. … Continue Reading

Salami Maker Sues Pepper Suppliers

In the last two months, Daniele International Inc. has recalled 1.4 million pounds of its ready-to-eat meats because they became contaminated with Salmonella Montevideo, a strain now responsible for an outbreak that has infected 252 people in 44 states and the District of Columbia since July 4. According to Daniele, the company has suffered significant… Continue Reading

Canada Offers Pepper Advice to Consumers

A trickle of pepper recalls has continued in the last few days, prompting the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to come forward with some advice for consumers. CFIA said it was working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the investigation into Salmonella contamination of black and red pepper in the United States…. Continue Reading

Snack Mixes, Cashews Recalled for Salmonella

Another company that gets its pepper from Mincing Overseas Spice Company recalled several of its own products over the weekend for possible Salmonella contamination. Elgin, IL-based John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., a publicly traded company, has recalled some of its snack mix and cashew products because they are seasoned with black pepper supplied by… Continue Reading

Two More Pepper Recalls for Salmonella

The Spice Barn and C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. this week joined the recall of products made with pepper purchased from the same supplier used by Rhode Island’s Daniele International Inc. In the last two months, Daniele Inc. has recalled 1.4 million pounds of its ready-to-eat meats because they became contaminated with Salmonella Montevideo,… Continue Reading