Fresh Direct Produce is recalling Simply Hot brand Thai Green Peppers from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recall was triggered by CFIA test results.
The recalled product has been sold in Alberta, Saskatchewan and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories in Canada.
|Simply Hot||Thai Green Peppers||50 g||8 94242 00050 4||Packed on: 20AL23|
As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
Consumers should not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute recalled products.
About Salmonella infection
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled peppers and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illnesses and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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