DETROIT (WWJ) – California-based Olde Thompson is recalling 12-ounce plastic jars of Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper.

They have a ‘Best Before’ date of March 2017.

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The recall is due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall affects over five-thousand cases of pepper sold at Costco stores nationwide between April and June.

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The bacterium was discovered during routine FDA sampling of consumer products.

If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact an Olde Thompson Customer Care Representative at 1-844-568-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 8:00PM CST.

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Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.