The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today issued a consumer advisory for serrano peppers supplied by Bailey Farms Inc. of Oxford, North Carolina and distributed by Meijer stores in Michigan. The advisory was issued because the peppers have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Serrano peppers are typically eaten raw and have a bright and biting flavor that is notably hotter than the jalapeno pepper. They commonly are used in making salsa and pico de gallo. These serrano peppers were sold in Meijer stores from October 14 to October 19, 2014.