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Essential Foods Recalls Four Flavors of Globespun Gourmet Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

June 16, 2016

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Consumers

Essential Foods Inc.
1-206-545-4194

Announcement

Essential Foods Inc. of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling four flavors of Globespun Gourmet 8oz wraps because an ingredient (peas) has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Globespun Gourmet wraps were distributed in Washington and Oregon to grocery outlets and corporate cafeterias.

The products come in 8oz, plastic wrapped, ready to eat form. The affected products are the following flavors:

  • Globespun Gourmet Thai UPC#3232800405
  • Globespun Gourmet Coconut Curry UPC#3232800210
  • Globespun Gourmet Tandoori- flavors of India UPC#3232800211
  • Globespun Gourmet Dolma La- Tibetan potato UPC#3232800503

The products have a date stamp of 06 17, 06 20 and 06 24 on the bottom of the wrap.

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

The potential for contamination is connected to a recall of frozen peas which had the potential of testing positive for Listeria monocytogens. Peas are used in the above recipes and are therefore affiliated with the recall.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and our supplier work to resolve the source of the issue.

Consumers who have purchased 8oz Globespun Gourmet Thai, Coconut Curry, Tandoori or Dolma La wraps are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-206-545-4194

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