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South Texas company recalls produce

A strain of salmonella has been found in avocados, Jalapenos and serrano peppers from Grande Produce, prompting the Hidalgo-based company to issue a recall Monday morning, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The produce was distributed in Texas and 15 other states between May 17 and July 17, the company said.

Consumers are urged to contact their supplier to find out if their products are involved. The company’s clients are being urged to pull the produce from shelves.

The strain of salmonella found in the company’s produce is not believed to be related to the salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 500 people in Texas since mid-April, said officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Laboratory tests by the Texas department and by its counterpart in North Carolina found the salmonella in samples of the products from the south Texas company.

No illnesses associated with the recall have been reported so far, according to information from the FDA.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 956-843-8575.