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Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA 01338 Issues Voluntary Recall For Various Snacks Because They Contain Organic Carob Powder From Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI 54016, Which May Be Contaminated With Salmonella.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 24, 2014 - Salmonella is an organism that 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, 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 infection (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Products impacted by the recall include:

Dancing Star LLC brand:

Carob Supergreens Chunks of Energy (10# UPC 7-69270-20005--2), production lots (0844-1, 0844-2, 0844-3, 0954-1, 0954-2, 0954-3, 0954-4, 0994-1, 0994-2, 1014, 1094-1, 1094-2, 1094-3, 1154-1, 1154-2, 1154-3, 1154-4, 1574, 1634-1,1634-2, 1634-3, 1644, 1684, 1744-1, 1744-2, 1744-3, 1824-1, 1824-2, 1924-1, 1924-2, 1994).

Carob Supergreens Chunks of Energy (7 oz UPC 7-69270-70008-8), production lot 1014.

Date Flax with Turmeric Chunks of Energy (10# UPC 7-69270-20004-5), production lots (0794-1, 0794-2, 0794-3, 0954, 1004, 1084, 1124, 1134-1, 1134-2, 1134-3, 1134-4, 1134-5, 1624-3, 1784-1, 1914, 1974).

Date Flax Turmeric Chunks of Energy (7 oz UPC 7-69270-70006-4), production lot 1004.

Rave Bites Brand:

Rave Bites Carob Supergreens (7oz UPC 7-69270-70008-8), Sell By Date 6/06/15.

Rave Bites Date Flax with Turmeric (7oz UPC 7-69270-70006-4), Sell By Dates 4/10/15 and 4/25/15.

Bulk Carob Powder:

Bulk organic Carob powder (10# UPC 7-69270-80001-6) Julian dates (0154, 0914, 0974, 0994, 1044, 1054, 1114, 1154, 1194, 1534, 1684, 1704, 1824, 1894).

There are no other flavors of Dancing Star Chunks of Energy or Rave Bites being recalled

The recalled items are distributed nationwide and sold to retail stores, some of them in bulk for the sales of smaller quantities to their customers.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased for credit.

This precautionary action was taken because the products contain Carob Powder that was part of Ciranda Inc.’s Organic Carob powder recall.

The company is working closely with FDA on this issue. “Ensuring that Dancing Star LLC maintains the highest standards possible,” said Michael Garfield-Wright (owner Dancing Star LLC, Buckland, MA 01338). ”We stand behind the safety and integrity of our products and strive to insure the highest quality possible”.

Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 413 625-8300 between 8:00-4:30 EST, Monday through Friday, or email


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