Firm Re-Calls Organic Carob Powder Due to Possible Salmonella

Firm Re-Calls Organic Carob Powder Due to Possible Salmonella

The Kane County Health Department is warning consumers about carob products that have been identified as possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Earth Circle Organics, of Grass Valley, Calif., has been notified by its supplier of a recall of  Organic Carob Powder.

Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America, but no other Earth Circle  Organics products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This  recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by  our suppliers.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young  children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons  infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 such as arterial  infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Earth Circle Organics has taken immediate action to recall Organic Carob Powder. The company  is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on this matter.

Consumers that have purchased the products are asked not to consume the product and  discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact Earth Circle Organics at 530-273-3663, Ext 216, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday through Friday Pacific Standard Time. Email correspondence can be sent to

More products affected by carob powder recall

Dancing Star LLC, of Buckland, MA, is the latest firm to issue a voluntary recall for various snacks  because they contain organic carob powder from Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI, which may be contaminated  with salmonella.

Again, no illnesses related to this recall have been reported but the products were distributed nationwide.

A list of products affected by the recall can be found by clicking this link.

Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 413 625-8300 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, or email


SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press releases