Hot Mess: 6,000 Lbs of Chile Peppers Recalled for Salmonella

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Random testing turned up dangerous amounts of salmonella in Serrano chile peppers at Meijer stores across the country
Hot Mess: 6,000 Lbs of Chile Peppers Recalled for Salmonella

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Salmonella is definitely not an ingredient you want to add to you five-alarm chili.

Have you recently bought Serrano peppers from a Meijer grocery store recently? We suggest you throw out those spicy peppers, because if you consume them, you won’t be feeling too hot. The FDA has issued a recall of 6,215 pounds of spicy Serrano peppers for salmonella. The bad batch was sold to Meijer regional supermarkets in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. After the peppers were randomly tested and found to be contaminated with the bacteria, they were recalled from mainly Meijer markets, and regional locations of Publix, Walmart, and Harris Teeter.

The FDA is strongly urging caution if you have bought these peppers at any of these retail outlets between October 2 and October 21. The peppers themselves came from Bailey Farms in North Carolina.

Salmonella poisoning, if contracted, could cause diarrhea, cramps, dehydration and stomach issues. It can cause even more serious issues in the elderly and children. So when in doubt, throw it out!

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi

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