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Julia's Spices Inc Recalls Hulled Sesame Seeds Because of Possible Health Risk

Julia’s Spices 626-369-5525

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 12, 2010 - JULIA'S SPICES INC, of City of Industry, Ca is recalling all HULLED SESAME SEEDS distributed between November 17, 2009 and February 25,2010, because they have 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. For more information on Salmonella please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Julia's Spices Inc was notified of this contamination by our supplier. To date no illnesses have been reported to Julia's Spices Inc.

The affected Hulled Sesame Seed also known as White Sesame Seeds were distributed in plastic bags between November 17, 2009 and February 25, 2010 in California and Utah by Julia's Spices Inc's through retail stores. Only the following products are being recalled:

NAMEUPCPackage Size
Julia's Spices Ajonjoli / Sesame Seed810338001330'3.5 oz
Julia's Spices Ajonjoli / Sesame Seed810338000043'1 9/16 oz
Julia's Spices Ajonjoli / Sesame Seed810338020027'1 9/16 oz

Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to return them to their place of purchase. Consumers with any questions may contact Julia's Spices Inc, at 626-369-5525 between the hours of 1pm-4pm PST Monday through Wednesday. We thank you for your cooperation.


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