Union International Food Co., of Union City CA, is recalling 15-pound and smaller size packages of the Lian How brand spices and Uncle Chen brand white pepper & black pepper (whole and ground) in 5oz. retail containers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Officials investigating a multi-state Salmonella outbreak isolated Salmonella from an open container of Lian How White Pepper, which was found at a restaurant where some outbreak victims ate.
The Lian How brand spices are distributed in the states of California, Oregon and Washington to wholesalers, distributors, restaurant suppliers and restaurants.
The Lian How brand products are packaged in 10 or 15lbs. boxes with plastic liners, 5-pound plastic jars or 5-pound plastic bags (and 2.2 pound foil bags of Wasabi powder).
The Uncle Chen brand white & black pepper products (whole or ground) are sold at retail in 5oz. containers.
APRIL-01-09: Union International Food Co. is Recalling Lian How Brand Spices [FDA: UNION INTERNATIONAL FOOD RECALLS LIAN HOW BRAND SPICES]