The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that the US Trading Company of Hayward, CA., is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3 ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and food wholesale.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
The Crushed Chili Powder comes with the bar code 7 21557 53317 8 printed on the front of the tub. The code 359XP is affixed to the bottom of container. This is a Product of Thailand. This recall is a result of a routine sampling done by FDA. The problem was noted only in code 359XP.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 510-781-1818 Monday-Friday between 8:30am through 5 p.m.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press release