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Spice Barn, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Black Pepper

Contact:
Customer Service 866-670-9040

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2010 – Lewis Center, OH - As a result of a recall of Black Pepper by Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Spice Barn is recalling two lots of Black Pepper due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella is a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening in some cases such as young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. There have been no reports of Salmonella-related illness to date in relation to these products.

The Products are:

Malabar Peppercorns Lot MTC-3258 in 1 and 5 Pound Bags
Distributed between: 1/26/10 to 2/8/10.

Ground Black Pepper Lot MO-3258T in 1 and 5 Pound Bags
Distributed between:12/08/09 to 2/8/10.

All items packaged with this lot number are subject to this recall. The items were distributed to a small number of customers in the following states VT, NY, PA, MA, GA, VA, CA, TX, CO, MO, WA, FL, AL, MI, AZ, AR, WA. Spice Barn is contacting each customer directly and offering a replacement or refund. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to us them and to destroy the product. Consumers with questions regarding the products listed may call Spice Barn at 1-866-670-9040 8:30AM-2:30PM M-F(EST) and speak with customer service.

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