More Spices Recalled In Salmonella Scare

Pepper and curry sold under the "Natural and Delicious" label are being recalled in connection with a salmonella scare, the California Department of Public Health said Tuesday.

The spices are sold by Oakland-based C.J. United Corporation, which received product from Union International Food Company of Union City.

Union International Food Company has recalled all of its products produced in Union City because of potential contaminated with salmonella.

Recalled UIFC spices have been associated with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 60 people in four states, including 45 in California. No deaths have been reported.

The illnesses among California residents have occurred in 18 counties in the central and north parts of the state. The latest onset of illness occurred on April 2.

C.J. United Corporation has voluntarily recalled the following products:

  • Natural and Delicious U.S. White Pepper (powder), 5 pounds in clear plastic jug
  • Natural and Delicious Black Pepper (powder), 5 pounds in clear plastic jug
    Natural and Delicious Curry Powder, 5 pounds in clear plastic jug
  • Other spices as well as egg rolls with ties to UIFC were earlier recalled.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly individuals and others with weakened immune systems, the state said.

Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses. Consumers are urged by the state to consult with a doctor if they have these symptoms.This article originally appeared on

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