Veg-Pak is recalling Veg-Pak brand Hot Peppers Red Thai and Longo's brand Hot Red Thai Chili Peppers due to Salmonella

Starting date:
January 23, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 23, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on January 20, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Veg-Pak is recalling Veg-Pak brand Hot Peppers Red Thai and Longo's brand Hot Red Thai Chili Peppers from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Veg-Pak Hot Peppers
Red Thai
75 g B2401801 015
C2401801 016
D2407801 017
D2401801 017
E2407801 018
E2401801 018
0 59559 00021 4
Longo's Hot Red Thai Chili Peppers Variable 017 2401801
017 2407801
Starts with 0200175 60


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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations

For more information

Veg-Pak Produce Ltd: Mustafa M. Ali, (416) 255-7400 Ext. 331, or Dan Carnevale, (416) 255-7400 Ext. 321,

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.