Tuesday, March 31, 2009

UIFC East Asian Spices Recall Alert

The Union International Food Company(UIFC) has issued a recall of multiple spice varieties sold by it. The recall came after a recent salmonella outbreak spread to include white and pepper products sold at retail stores under the Uncle Chen product name. These products which come from the company's Union City facility in the Bay Area are associated with an outbreak that has sickened 42 people in four states, including 33 in California.

The products include four varieties of pepper sold in 5 ounce containers:
  1. Whole and ground Uncle Chen's White Pepper
  2. Whole and ground Uncle Chen's Black Pepper.

The following products under the Lian How brand name, which is followed by the wording 'Packed by Union International Foods' or 'Union International Foods' are also part of the recall:

  • white pepper
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • chopped onion
  • onion powder
  • garlic – chopped, minced, powder and granulated
  • whole white pepper
  • whole black pepper
  • curry powder
  • mustard powder
  • wasabi powder
Consumers should contact Union International Food Company at 510-471-6799.
For a list of UIFC's customer list, see: Customer List
For a list of restaurants using UIFC Products, see: Restaurant List

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