FDA Recalls 6,215 Pounds of Serrano Chile Peppers, We See You Salmonella


We have yet another Salmonella scare, folks. This time the infection has reached about 6,215 pounds of serrano chile peppers. A random health test discovered that signs of the pathogen appeared in a batch of peppers distributed in Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

These batches may also be found at other grocery retailers like Walmart, Publix and Harris Teeter.

People with Salmonella poisoning may experience symptoms like fever, diarrhea, nausea, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness affects children and the elderly more drastically because of their weaker immune systems and may result in hospitalization or death.

The Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to check with retailers from whom they’ve bought serrano chiles between Oct. 2 through Oct. 22 in the affected areas. So far, it’s confirmed that Meijer had a batch of contaminated peppers with the possibility of others stores as well.

More information about the recall can be found through the FDA.

H/T Consumerist



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Sources for Brinker International, the parent company of Maggiano’s & Chile’s, recently announced custom menu offerings for the first Chile’s Grill and Bar location in Brazil. The new entrees and drinks were based around two of Brazil’s more famous culinary endeavors – the Picanha Top Sirloin, always served at quality Churrascarias in the US, and the Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail. The eight new items include the Picanha Burger, Fajitas and Steak along with 5 flavors of the classic Caipirinha.

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