C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc. Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Chilli Man Seasoning Mix due to Possible Health Risk

Ken Sevcik
Chilli Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — San Antonio, TX   March 18, 2010 – C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.today announced a voluntary recall of Chilli Man Branded Seasoning Mix because it contains a pepper ingredient that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall does not involve any Chilli Man Brand canned chili products.

The recalled product contains black pepper distributed by Mincing Overseas Spice Company.  The pepper has been recalled by Mincing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.  In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The products involved were sold in grocery and other retail outlets throughout the United States.

The following product, with the specific code date listed, is affected by the recall:

Product Name Size UPC Code Dates
Chilli Man Brand Seasoning Mix 1.25 oz. 0 72273 00305 7 W0004Q

The code date is embossed on the side seals of individual pouches.

No illnesses have been associated with these products but proceed to the FDA web-site (www.fda.gov1) for updated information.

Chilli Man encourages anyone who has purchased or received a package of Chilli Man Branded Seasoning Mix with the lot code above to destroy it, and call 1.888.824.4554 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm CDT Monday through Friday to receive an alternate product. If you have any questions and concerns or would like additional information, simply visit chilliman.com or fda.gov.

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