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.