Health officials are warning people people not to eat spices manufactured by Union International Food Company, a plant based in Union City.
White and black pepper products made by the company have been linked to Salmonella poisoning, affecting 42 people in four states, including 33 in California. Many who became ill had eaten at Asian resataurants that used the peppers, according to various media reports. No deaths have been reported.
For more details from the California Department of Public Health and a list of the voluntarily recalled products, click here.
I’m working on a follow-up article, hopefully for tomorrow’s paper.