Hold the Egg Rolls ...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2009  |  Updated 10:14 AM PDT
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Hold the Egg Rolls ...

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Bye bye appetizers at your favorite Chinese restaurant.  The pepper recall at a Union City company is now linked to egg rolls.

California's Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat chicken or vegetable egg rolls from EDS Wrap and Roll Foods in Hayward. The item was also sold under the Tien Tien brand name in various sized containers.

One of the egg roll ingredients is that tainted pepper connected to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 48 people in four states. Thirty-nine of those people were in California.

A recall is already in effect for the pepper.

Most of the egg rolls go directly to restaurants and local markets.

The pepper has been associated with a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 48 people in four states, including 39 in Central and Northern California, according to the Department of Public Health.

Salmonella is known to cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain in healthy adults, and can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants and weak or elderly people, according to health officials.

State and federal health officials are also investigating recent salmonella contamination in pistachios and pistachio products.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials announced the California company Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., is expanding its recall of roasted pistachios to include all those produced from nuts harvested last year. The company is also recalling raw shelled pistachios from last year's crop that are not roasted prior to sale.

Consumers are advised not to eat pistachios or food products containing the nuts, such as baked goods and ice cream, unless they are found not to contain pistachios recalled by Setton.

For more information, including a full list of product recalls, visit www.fda.gov/pistachios or www.cdph.ca.gov.

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