Salmonella contamination prompts paprika
8/28/2000-Florida-based Badia Spices Inc.
is recalling about 22,000 bottles of paprika
because the spice may be contaminated with
Salmonella. The Miami company recalled "Badia
Paprika" that has the expiration date
11-2002, and the UPC number 33844-00011.
The paprika is sold in 2-ounce plastic bottles.
Florida agriculture officials discovered
the Salmonella during routine testing. Badia
imports the spice from Spain and said a supply
arrived contaminated. The Food and Drug Administration
classified the recall as nationwide, although
Badia said sales were in East Coast states
between Florida and New York, and in Texas.
The FDA said some recalled paprika also may
have been exported to the Caribbean and Latin
America. No illnesses have been reported.