Salsa products recalled over Salmonella concerns
Spokane Produce, Inc. is voluntarily recalling specific salsa products because they contain onions from a supplier, Thomson International, Inc., who previously issued a recall notice for their onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Aug. 11.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Saddlin’ Up Salsa Hot, 15 ounces: Item number 83260 with a “best by” date of Aug. 16
- Saddlin’ Up Salsa Medium, 15 ounces: Item number 83259 with “best by” dates of Aug. 5 and Sept. 30
- Saddlin’ Up Salsa Mild, 15 ounces: Item number 83258 with a “best by” date of Aug. 11
- Saddlin’ Up Salsa Verde, 15 ounces: Item number 84032 with a “best by” date of Aug. 26
- Salsa Verde, 1 gallon: Item number 84044 with “best by” dates of Aug. 11 and Sept. 28
No other Spokane Produce products are affected by this recall. No illnesses have been reported related to this recall.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Customers should return the product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Spokane Produce, Inc. at 509-710-8301 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST).