Friday, July 3, 2009

Breaking News: Salmonella Suspected In Fresh Anaheim Peppers

July 3, 2009

One year after FDA and CDC identified imported peppers as the probable source of a major outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul gastroenteritis, fresh Anaheim peppers are being investigated by FDA.

Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain with stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, yesterday announced a recall of all fresh Anaheim peppers sold since June 11, 2009. The peppers are suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella.

The Anaheim pepper is a mild chili pepper, also known as a New Mexican pepper.

Wegmans asks its customers not to return the recalled peppers to the store. They should be discarded. Customers can check with Wegmans' in-store service desk regarding a refund, or may contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267, x-4760, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

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