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Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Nutmeg


Media Contact:
Steve Krusie
(319) 227-7996 ext.1359

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NORWAY, IOWA (November 30, 2010) - - In response to a recall commenced by its supplier (Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Dayton, New Jersey), Frontier Natural Products Co-op, is voluntarily recalling two products manufactured with non-organic nutmeg that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brand listed below that contain nutmeg supplied by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The nutmeg has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

"Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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) endocarditic and arthritis."

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the nutmeg:

  Frontier Bulk Product  
BrandFull Product NameSize/WeightUPC CodeLot Code
Frontier BulkNutmeg Ground16.00 oz.0-89836-00165-80306


  Frontier Bulk Product  
BrandFull Product NameSize/WeightUPC CodeLot Code
Whole Foods 365Nutmeg Ground1.92 oz.0-99482-41931-80321


On the bulk package, the lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On the bottled glass item the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

No illnesses have been associated with these Frontier or Whole Foods Market products but proceed to the FDA web-site (www.fda.gov) for updated information.

Frontier is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products.  Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275. Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time.  If you have a Whole Foods item please contact your local store. Images of the products above can be seen by going to the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall/nutmeg.


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