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Orval Kent Food Company, Inc Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Cilantro Due to Possible Health Risk
800-544-1246 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard time
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 5, 2010 – Orval Kent announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 23 products as a precautionary measure because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Orval Kent products are being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. of Lompoc, CA. Epic Veg, Inc. issued the notice to recall one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049 and lot 6127R on November 3, 2010. This lot of cilantro has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella EpicVeg, Inc. distributed the cilantro to Field Fresh Foods, a produce supplier to Orval Kent.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Orval Kent products affected total 43,814 lb. The recalled products were distributed at retail stores nationwide.
Consumer Contact Information:
Consumers with questions may contact Orval Kent at 800-544-1246 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard time. Recall Coordinator Bill Schwartz, email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
There have been no reports of illness to date in connection with the items listed below.