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World Variety Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Zucchini Because of Possible Health Risk

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Organic Food / Home Grown
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Salmonella
Company Name:
World Variety Produce, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Organic Marketside
Product Description:
Product Description
Organic Zucchini

Company Announcement

World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling case lot #38706503 of Organic Zucchini, because it has 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.

Organic Marketside Zucchini were distributed through select Walmart retail stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Recalled Organic Marketside Zucchini can be identified by the following descriptions:

Brand Organic Marketside
Packaging Clear Overwrap Tray
Pack/Weight 2ct / Net Wt. 6oz (170g)
UPC Code 6-81131-22105-4
Case Lot Number 38706503

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated because a single lot of imported organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as a result of a routine FDA sampling.

Consumers who have purchased Organic Marketside Zucchini are urged to destroy and dispose of recalled product. Consumers with questions may contact World Variety Produce, Inc. at 1-800-588-0151, Mon-Fri 7:00 AM–5:00 PM PST.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
World Variety Produce, Inc.
1-800-588-0151

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