The jalapeno peppers that are affected were produced in the U.S., and they were known to have been for sale in bulk at quite a few stores in Ontario.
The jalapeno peppers were sold in Ontario stores. The peppers were sold in Longo’s, Metro, Food Basics, Ho Long Supermarket, Michael Angelo’s, Kitchen Table Grocery Stores, P.A.T. Mart, Trinity Supermarket, Starwind Supermarket, Oceans Fresh Food Market and Oriental Food Market.
According to 680 News, the affected peppers may have been sold in other stores located throughout Ontario.
The peppers were sold in retail stores between March 8, 2012 and March 28, 2012.
According to MarketWatch, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Veg-Pak Produce Ltd. Are warning people not to sell, distribute or eat the peppers.
According to Food Safety News, a retail store conducted a routine test and that is when the potential for contamination with the pathogen was noted. It was revealed that there was a possible presence of Salmonella was present in packages of 40, 10 and 2. As of now there has been no illnesses reported.
Salmonella can cause serious infections in frail people or people with not so strong immune systems. Healthy people who get infected with Salmonella usually experience diarrhea, fevers, vomiting, pain the abdominal area and nausea.