The Kane County Health Department is advising that the Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination.
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products, but the products were distributed nationwide.
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.
A list of the affected products can be found by clicking here. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall. On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.
Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund. Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press release