Glass in Salsa Leads to Recall from Several Discount Stores

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Large chunks of glass were reported in salsa at several popular discount stores.

Olam Tomato Processors, Inc., announced the voluntary recall of three production codes of Chunky Salsa because it may contain large glass pieces. The bottles of salsa were distributed nationwide, and were sold at Dollar Tree and Deals’ stores, as well as at Dollar Express and Dollar Bill$.

The production codes for the Mild Chunky Salsa (UPC 3927759137) are L12142 (Best By Date June 2015) and L04093 (Best By Date October 2015) and for the Medium Chunky Salsa (UPC 3927759139) is L01313 (Best By Date July 2015). The labels of the affected product will say distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of Chunky Salsa products have been affected by this recall.

No injuries have been reported at this time. The recall was initiated voluntarily after three consumers reported that glass had been found in their product. This recall is being undertaken in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health.

Due to the popularity of the product and proactive measures that have been taken, it is believed that no product remains in retail distribution. For this reason, consumers are asked to examine their refrigerator and pantry for specific packages of Mild Chunky Salsa, UPC 3927759137, production codes L12142 (Best By Date June 2015) and L04093 (Best By Date October 2015) and Medium Chunky Salsa, UPC 3927759139, production code L01313 (Best By Date July 2015). To locate the production code, consumers should look on the glass jar itself below the cap and above the label.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled Chunky Salsa should not consume the product, but instead should return it to the store for a full refund.

Olam Tomato Processors is dedicated to product quality, and to the health and safety of its consumers, and apologizes to consumers and sincerely regrets any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall.

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