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Shakti Group USA LLC Recalls L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

January 7, 2016

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Consumers

(609) 357-9181

Announcement

Shakti Group USA LLC of New Brunswick, NJ is recalling 50 gm and 100 gm sizes of L.G Compounded Asafoetida Powder, both coded with Lot Number: 2323 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

L.G COMPOUNDED ASAFOETIDA POWDER was distributed to OH, NJ, VA, NH, and PA through retail stores.

The product is packaged in a white screw cap plastic bottle with UPC 840222000149, Lot Number: 2323.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as a result of a sampling conducted by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Shakti Group has ceased the production and distribution of the product.

Consumers who have purchased L.G COMPOUNDED ASAFOETIDA POWDER are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-609-357-9181 between the hours of 8am - 5pm EST from Monday - Saturday.

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