For Immediate Release
October 14, 2015
Nijay International, Inc. of Anaheim, CA is recalling 8 cases of Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism, which 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, endocarditis and arthritis.
Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder, batch # 1404D25 with a best before date of 05/24/2015 was distributed to retail stores in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, TX. The product is packaged in 7 oz. transparent, green plastic bags.
To date, Nijay International, Inc. has not received any reports of illness related to this recalled product.
The recall was a result of routine sampling by an FDA contract lab, which revealed the presence of Salmonella.
Consumers who have purchased Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 (714) 602-6123 Mondays through Fridays, between 9.00am to 5.00pm PST.
The UPC for this product is 40074 13813. This code is located above the ingredient list.