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Baptista’s Bakery Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for LiveGfree
Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Snack Crackers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 2, 2014 - Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,339 cases of LiveGfree Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers with a best if used by date of 11-24-14 because they contain a seasoning that is being recalled by Kerry Ingredients. Kerry Ingredients is recalling the seasoning due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
The affected products were distributed nationally:
- LiveGfree 4.25 oz Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers: Best By Date 11-24-14
Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased.
No illnesses have been reported. The recall is being initiated as part of the Kerry Ingredients recall of its seasonings that contained an ingredient that tested positive for Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children 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. Baptista’s Bakery became aware of this issue when Kerry Ingredients contacted Baptista’s to inform them that Kerry may have shipped an ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is working closely with FDA on this issue. “Ensuring the premium quality of our products is our highest priority,” said Tom Howe, President, Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. “We stand behind the safety and integrity of our products and are issuing this recall in order to afford maximum protection of our customers”, confirmed Laura Villarreal, Director of Quality Assurance.
Customers with questions or concerns may contact Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8:00 am and 6 pm CST.