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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press releases