The FDA has lifted their salmonella warning against Tomatoes while putting out a salmonella recall on food imported by Grande Produce, including jalapenos, serrano peppers and avocados.
Grande Produce, LTD. CO of Hidalgo, Texas, in cooperation with the FDA, is recalling Jalepeno Peppers and Serrano Peppers distributed between May 17th and July 17th, 2008; and Avocados, all sizes, with lot #HUE08160090889 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled jalapenos, serrano peppers and avocados were distributed to the following states: Texas, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Kansas and Kentucky.
The recalled avocados were shipped in boxes labeled “Frutas Finas de Tancitaro HASS Avocados, Produce of Mexico,” and include all sizes with lot number HUE08160090889.
The recalled jalapeno and serrano peppers were shipped in 35lb. plastic crates with no brand name or label.
The recall is a result of sampling by the Texas Department of State Health Services and The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which revealed that these products contained salmonella bacteria.
Consumers who purchased Avocados, Jalapeno Peppers and Serrano Peppers should contact their supplier to determine if their products are involved in the recall. Consumers with questions may contact Grande Produce at (956) 843-8575.