The Jel Sert Company is issuing a voluntary recall notice for Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling. The product is potentially contaminated with salmonella.
The recall was issued after the supplier of the banana chips used in the filling notified Jel Sert of possible contamination. The product was distributed nationwide, but was not available to consumers on store shelves and was primarily used for sales samples and gift packages.
It is sold in a 4.16 ounce carton, bearing lot number WC5257, UPC code 7239202925, and a best-before date of 09/01/2017. About 50 cases of the item are included in the recall.
There have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.
Individuals in possession of the affected product are urged to dispose of it.
Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Jel Sert at (866) 853-1969.