In a press statement, Club Chef LLC, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain salsa products because of their potential contamination with Salmonella.
This recall affects all 12- and 16-ounce and 5-pound containers of salsa products made by Club Chef with the “Use by Date” of 3/27/2012. The 12-ounce packages were sold under the Private Selection brand name, while the 16-ounce packages were sold under the Heinen’s brand name and the 5-pound trays were available solely to foodservice distributors. The recall was initiated after Club Chef learned that a random test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the potential contamination of a case of Jalapenos used in the salsa products.
Salmonella is an organism that can result in serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and those with otherwise compromised or weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals that come in contact with Salmonella may experience symptoms like fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and, in rare cases, the organism can enter the bloodstream and result in serious illnesses like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall to date.
Consumers are being instructed to return the salsa products to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.
As a Lancaster personal injury attorney, I’ve seen many similar food-safety recalls over the course of my career and I understand the serious illnesses that can befall consumers through the handling or consumption of contaminated food products. If you’ve fallen ill through the handling or consumption of a defective food product, consult an experienced Harrisburg personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights as they apply to the matter.Tweet