In a statement released today, Daniele Inc. indicates that the black and red pepper that was included in its recalled salami products came from the same supplier,  The statement reads, in part, as follows:

On February 16, 2010, Daniele expanded this recall because of concerns about red pepper used at one
of its plants. The company voluntarily recalled 115,000 pounds of its Hot Salame Panino product
produced between November 5, 2009 and February 15, 2010. The red pepper used on this product came
from the same supplier that provided Daniele with black pepper that also tested positive for salmonella.
Daniele has terminated its relationship with the supplier and is now using only irradiated pepper.

This is useful information in the context of what is clearly a continuing investigation into an ongoing public health event.  Daniele indicates in the statement that yesterday’s expansion of its recall included products produced between November 5, 2009 and February 15, 2010.  With a last production date, based on information known now, just a couple of days ago, this timely information hopefully will be crucial in preventing some illnesses.