Several varieties of Club Chef Salsa products have a potential risk for salmonella contamination, according to a recall issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The products affected by the recall include 12 ounce, 16 ounce, and five pound packages of salsa, all imprinted with a recommended date of use of March 27, 2012.
Food service locations and retail stores located in North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois began receiving these potentially contaminated products between March 13 and March 14 of 2012.
The potential contamination risk was discovered after the Ohio Department of Agriculture tested a randomly chosen sample of jalapeños for sale at an Ohio store. The Club Chef Salsa products affected by this recall contain jalapenos from the same batch the agriculture department found to be contaminated with salmonella.
The 12-ounce salsa was sold in stores under the Private Selection brand name with the UPC codes of 111109113, 1111091139, or 711111091135. The 16-ounce salsa packages were distributed bearing the Heinen’s brand name with the UPC codes of 2060100026 and 2060100024. The 5 pound salsa packages were distributed to foodservice companies in the form of plastic trays.
As a personal injury attorney, I am very hopeful that no one is made ill by this potential food contamination, but if you or someone you know has been harmed by a recalled food product, please seriously consider contacting a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.