Red chili peppers recalled because of potential salmonella contamination

The peppers have been sold throughout Ontario and potentially other provinces

Veg-Pak brand Hot Peppers Red Thai, Longo’s brand Hot Red Thai Chili Peppers, and Canada Herb brand Red Chilis have all been recalled due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

The products are being removed from the marketplace, but they have been sold in Ontario, and could have been sold in other provinces and territories. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has asked those who purchased the product to throw it away or return it to the point of purchase.
 


There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of the product yet, but if you feel like you’ve gotten sick after eating a recalled product, make sure to call your doctor. Symptoms of a salmonella infection usually begin somewhere between six and 72 hours after consuming a contaminated product, and they can include fever, chills, diarrhea, cramps, vomiting, and nausea.

In general, people who get sick from an infection fully recover in a matter of days, but some individuals can be infectious for several weeks. As a reminder, it can be difficult to recognize if a product is contaminated with salmonella, as you can’t see, smell, or taste it.