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Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Black Pepper

 

Media Contact:
steve.krusie@frontiercoop.com
319-227-7996 ext.1359
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 09, 2010 - NORWAY, IOWA – In response to a recall commenced by its supplier, Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Dayton, New Jersey, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with non-organic black pepper that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brands listed below that contain black pepper supplied by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The black pepper has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

"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 (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) endocarditic and arthritis."

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the black pepper:

 

Frontier Branded Products

Brand

Full Product Name

Size/Weight

UPC Code

Lot Code

Frontier

Cajun Blackened Fish/Meat seasoning

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00351-5

0011

Frontier

Curry powder

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00139-9

0007, 0029, 9350,9351

Frontier

Curry powder

2.19 oz.

0-89836-18338-5

9352, 0042

Frontier

Curry powder

400.00 oz.

0-89836-80139-5

0029, 9351

Frontier

Garlic N Herb blend

1.94 oz.

0-89836-18908-0

0005, 9351

Frontier

Garlic N Herb blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00295-2

0035, 9324, 9334, 9344, 9363

Frontier

Garlic N Herb blend

400.00 oz.

0-89836-80295-8

0033, 9335

Frontier

Greek Seasoning blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00353-9

0032, 9310

Frontier

Herbs of Italy

0.80 oz.

0-89836-18446-7

9355

Frontier

Muchi Curry powder

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00138-2

0004, 9350

Frontier

Oriental Seasoning blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00360-7

9356, 9363, 0061

Frontier

Pepper Black Coarse Grind

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00181-8

9327, 9357

Frontier

Pepper Black Coarse Grind

1.76 oz.

0-89836-18381-1

9339

Frontier

Pepper Black Coarse Grind

400.00 oz.

0-89836-80181-4

0019, 0032

Frontier

Pepper Black Cracked

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00282-2

9321, 9349

Frontier

Pepper Black Cracked

400.00 oz.

0-89836-80282-8

0021, 0004

Frontier

Pepper Black Fine Ground

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00298-3

0008

Frontier

Pepper Fine Grind

1.76 oz.

0-89836-18382-8

0020

Frontier

Peppercorns Black Whole L/M

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00183-2

9299, 9306, 9357

Frontier

Salad Sprinkle

1.23 oz.

0-89836-18901-1

0005

Frontier

Salad Sprinkle blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00367-6

0022

Frontier

Spaghetti Seasoning

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00384-3

9341

Frontier

Thai Seasoning blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00387-4

0015

Frontier

Veggie Pepper blend

16.00 oz.

0-89836-00366-9

0034, 9352

Frontier

Mediterranean Seafood seasoning

16.00 oz.

0-89836-02834-1

9351

Frontier

Toronto Steak & Chicken Rub

16.00 oz.

0-89836-02835-8

0028, 9342

 

 

 

 

 

Whole Foods Branded Products

Brand

Full Product Name

Size/Weight

UPC Code

Lot Code

Whole Foods 365

Asian Seafood Seasoning

5.00 oz.

0-99482-40683-7

0029

Whole Foods 365

Mediterranean Rotisserie

5.00 oz.

0-99482-40684-4

0026, 0029

Whole Foods 365

Mediterranean Seafood seasoning

5.00 oz.

0-99482-40687-5

0029, 9316, 9321

Whole Foods 365

Southwestern Grille Seasoning

6.00 oz.

0-99482-40682-0

0019, 0028, 0026

Whole Foods 365

Toronto Steak & Chicken Rub

5.00 oz.

0-99482-40686-8

0025, 0026, 0028, 9310, 9321, 9362, 9363

Whole Pantry

Muchi Curry

1.41 oz.

0-99482-41956-1

0014, 9355, 9364

Whole Foods 365 Canadian

French/English Asian Seafood Seasoning

4.62 oz.

0-99482-72683-6

0029

Whole Foods 365 Canadian

French/English Mediterranean Rotisserie

4.73 oz.

0-99482-72684-3

0021, 0029, 9362

Whole Foods 365 Canadian

French/English Mediterranean Seafood

4.23 oz.

0-99482-72687-4

0029

Whole Foods 365 Canadian

French/English Toronto Steak & Chicken

4.76 oz.

0-99482-72686-7

0028, 9338, 9356

 

 

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

No illnesses have been associated with these Frontier or Whole Foods Market products but proceed to the FDA web-site (www.fda.gov) for updated information.

Frontier is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products. Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time. If you have a Whole Foods item please contact your local store. Images of the products above can be seen by going to the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall.

 

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