Food Recall: Bailey Farms Serrano Chili Peppers

October 23, 2014

Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 

The Serrano chili peppers  were distributed to Meijer, Inc. and may have been purchased between October 14th-October 19 at Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. 

The peppers were also distributed to Publix Super Markets, Inc., Merchants Distributors, Inc., Walmart, Food Lion, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, US Foods, Military Produce Group, LLC.,C&S Wholesalers, John Vena, Inc. and Harris Teeter. 

The problem was discovered when a random sample was taken on October 13th from a warehouse in Lansing, Michigan. 

Consumers with questions can contact Bailey Farms, Inc. Monday-Friday 8-5 pm, EST 1-888-820-2545

If you need a substitute for Serrano peppers, you can use jalapeno chilies instead. Although not as hot, they are a tasty substitute. 

Here is how to safely seed and chop a jalapeno: 

We would be remiss if we didn't share how to save those seeds you remove from the pepper. Grow your own hot peppers in the spring! 

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