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Earth Circle Organics Recalls Organic Carob Powder for Possible Salmonella Contamination
530-273-3663 ext. 216
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 22, 2014 - Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba) has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime 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), endocarditis, and arthritis.
Earth Circle Organics has taken immediate action to recall Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. Earth Circle Organics is working closely with the FDA on this matter. Earth Circle Organics is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.
Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America.
Product SKU Lot # UPC Code Exp Date CRBP16ow 3642; 3404; 3221; 3267 894932002283 6/5/2015 CRBP5lb 3405; 3262 894932002733 6/5/2015 CBP20lb 3487; 3387; 3292 813313011485 6/5/2015 CRBP55lb 201901; 196201; 194801; 188901; 0786 894932002740 6/5/2015
No other Earth Circle Organics products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by our suppliers.
Consumers that have purchased these products with the above stated lot numbers and expiration dates are asked not to consume the product and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase.
Consumers with questions may contact Earth Circle Organics at 530-273-3663 ext 216, Monday – Friday from 9 am-5 pm PST. Email correspondence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .