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Possible Salmonella contamination prompts recall of pepper

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A possible Salmonella contamination had led the Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA to recall Ground Malabar Pepper by Kirkland Signature, according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Olde Thompson is recalling Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars. The jars being recalled have a Best Before date of March 2017. The recalled product is identified as being those jars with UPC code: 096619164998, according to a release from the FDA.

The FDA states that the over 5,000 cases in question were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Club nationwide between 4 April and 4 June of this year. The Lancaster area Costco is located at 1875 Hempstead Road.

The online vitamin and supplement virtual store VitaDigest also sells many Kirkland Signature products.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious infections. The illness itself is called Salmonellosis. Those especially at risk are young children, elderly people, and those with weakened or compromised immune systems. The common symptoms of a Salmonella infection in otherwise healthy persons include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The symptoms can present 12 to 72 hours after the actual infection, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC estimates over 20,000 people are hospitalized due to Salmonella. Over 450 people die each year.

If you have the recalled product, do not consume it. The FDA is suggesting recalled products be discarded. Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact an Olde Thompson Customer Care Representative at 1-844-568-5555.

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