The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning advising consumers to avoid eating raw serrano peppers from Mexico to prevent additional cases of Salmonella illnesses. In response, Central Market H-E-B stores are issuing a precautionary recall of raw Serrano peppers as an extension of its commitment to the safety of its customers.
“All items made with fresh Serrano peppers as well as the peppers themselves have been removed as a precaution,” states Lee Crenshaw, Director of Perishable Procurement. “We are closely monitoring the situation and view this as a necessary step to ensure the safety of our customers.”
“The recall is voluntary and only a precaution. None of our customers have reported any illnesses,” said Aimee Deputy, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications. “We will return the product to our stores once it is determined safe to consume.”