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Spice Industrial Inc. Recalls Lian How White Sesame Seeds Because of Possible Health Risk


Spice Industrial Group Inc.
Tel: 626-854-8880


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 15, 2010 - SPICE INDUSTRIAL GROUP INC., of City of Industry, Ca is recalling LIAN HOW WHITE SESAME SEEDS supplied by Specialty Commodities Corp. distributed from November 6 to December 11, 2009, 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.

Spice Industrial Group Inc. was notified of this contamination by our supplier, Specialty Commodities Corp. To date no illnesses have been reported to Spice Industrial Group Inc.

The affected Lian How White Sesame Seeds packaged in 5lb white plastic bags with Specialty Commodities Corp. labels were distributed to retail markets, restaurants and wholesalers in Southern California between November 6, 2009 and December 11, 2009.

Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to return them to their place of purchase. Consumers with any questions may contact Spice Industrial Group Inc., at 626-854-8880 between the hours of 10am-5pm PST Monday through Friday.




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