Health Alert — Chili Powder Recall

Health Alert — Chili Powder Recall

The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that the Anhing Corporation of Los Angeles, CA., is conducting a nationwide recall of Caravelle Brand Chili Powder in 8-ounce plastic tubs lot code 560916, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

There are no illnesses reported to date but the product was distributed through retail stores nationwide.

This chili powder is contained in a clear plastic tub with a red lid. It has an orange paper label which reads in part “Caravelle CHILI POWDER HOT Net Weight 8 oz. (227G) Packed For ANHING CORP. Los Angeles, CA 90031 PRODUCT OF THAILAND”. It also contains Thai and Chinese wording. The Bar Code is: 080736115551. There are two codes involved 560916 or 570115. These codes ore located on a white label adhering to the bottom of the plastic tub.
Salmonella is an organism that 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. 

This recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the State of Maryland.  The company has ceased the distribution of the product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem. 

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 221-8003 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


SOURCE: Kane County Health Department