Bailey Farms Recall: Serrano Peppers.
After 24-year track record of no food safety incidence, we are sad to report that a sampling of Serrano chili peppers distributed by us tested positive for Salmonella. The product in question was sourced in California. In response to this notification we received from the Michigan Department of Agriculture of a random sampling of Serrano chile peppers, we have issued a voluntary recall of 6,215lbs of Serrano chiles that were sold in a variety of grocery stores between October 2 and October 21. Safety is our number one priority and although no illnesses have been reported, we are taking every precautionary step to find the cause, remedy the problem and most importantly ensure nobody gets sick.
All customers have been notified. These include Meijer Inc. stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio as well as Publix Super Markets Inc., Merchants Distributors Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Food Lion, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, US Foods, Military Produce Group, C&S Wholesale Grocers, John Vena Inc. and Harris Teeter Supermarkets.
No illnesses have been reported and we are investigating this with the FDA and NC Department of Agriculture to find what could have caused this. Rigorous sampling is also being conducted on product as well as equipment in our packing facility.
Consumers with questions can contact Bailey Farms, Inc. M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST 1-888-820-2545
For your reference here is a picture of what Serranos look like. Please note that none of our other products are in question.