Check your spice rack, and if you have either of the two jars of peppercorns pictured, toss them. If you're the frugal type, take them back to Sprouts for a refund. Or, take your chances with a game of Salmonella roulette; serve up a tainted fettuccine alfredo to you cheating lover.
In all seriousness, Sprouts Farmer's Market has issued a recall after learning that traces of Salmonella were detected in a sample of organic black peppercorns during a routine inspection with the FDA. (See, sometimes government regulation and routine inspections really do work as they should.)
Salmonella is a nasty organism wreaks havoc: fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The effects can be even worse for children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. So, heed the recall because no one deserves any of that mess.
And three cheers for the FDA and corporate responsibility!
Salmonella: pretty, but it's nasty (via wikipedia)
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