[Sca-cooks] Recall on spices and food safety

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat May 16 13:02:58 PDT 2009

Here are some other news accounts:
"The recalled products were distributed in the states of California, 
Oregon and Washington to retailers, wholesalers, distributors, 
restaurant suppliers and restaurants. ...
Salmonella was isolated from an open container of Lian How White Pepper, 
which was found at a restaurant where some outbreak victims ate. After 
discussions with the California Department of Public Health, Union Foods 
agreed to initiate a recall.
Over 40 people in four states (CA, WA, OR, NV) have now been linked to 
this outbreak of Salmonella Rissen - a rare but dangerous strain of 

"Health officials have reported 47 confirmed cases of Salmonella Rissen 
in four states, including California (38), Nevada (4), Oregon (4), and 
Washington (1).
Union International Food Company has ceased the production and 
distribution of the contaminated spices as the FDA and California 
Department of Public Health continue to investigate the nature and full 
extent of the outbreak. The contaminated spices have also been recalled."


Moramarsh at aol.com wrote:
> Hey, I'm on the west coast and there hasn't been any mention of this in our 
>  news. snipped
> snipped-
> In a message dated 5/15/2009 2:10:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
> johnnae at mac.com writes:
> It turns out Lian How Brand Spices and Uncle Chen’s  Brand White Pepper 
> and Black Pepper among other spices are being recalled  due to Potential 
> salmonella  contamination.
> http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Documents/fdbFrUIFn.pdf

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