U.S. Trading Company of Hayward, CA, is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3-ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and food wholesale. The Crushed Chili Powder comes in a 6.3-ounce clear plastic tub. The bar code 7 21557 53317 8 is printed on the front of the tub. The code 359XP is affixed to the bottom of the container. This is a product of Thailand. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The recall is the result of routine sampling done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The problem was noted only in lot code 359XP. Production and distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA, the California Department of Public Health and the firm continue their investigation. This is the second California company to recall chili powder for possible Salmonella contamination in May. The first was the Anhing Corporation of Los Angeles. Salmonella 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. No illnesses have been reported to date. If you ate any of the affected product and experienced illness as a result, please contact your healthcare provider and/or notify your local health department so tests can be conducted on either food or human samples and results can be reported to the appropriate public health agencies.