FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information about products or services, please contact:
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Norway, Iowa (April 4, 2014) — Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
While the product in question was steam pasteurized at the source and tested negative for Salmonella by Frontier Natural Products Co-op, there is a small risk that Salmonella may still be present based on a positive, random test that was recently conducted. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain to mitigate any future occurrence.
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 organic black peppercorn:
|Brand||Full Product Name||Size/Weight||UPC Code||Lot Code|
|Frontier||Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic||2.12oz||0-89836-18435-1||3246, 3288|
|Frontier||Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic||25lbs||0-89836-82603-9||3226, 3288|
|Frontier||Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic||16oz||0-89836-02603-3||3256|
|Nature's Place||Black Peppercorn Whole Organic||2.26oz||7-25439-95273-6||3232|
|Meijer||Peppercorns Black Organic||2.26oz||7-13733-78173-2||3233, 3280|
|Sprouts||Peppercorns Black Whole Organic||2.12oz||8-74875-00425-4||3246, 3287|
|Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value||365 Organic Peppercorns, Black Whole||2.12oz||0-99482-44563-8||3246, 3287|
|Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value||365 Peppercorns, Black Whole||1.87oz||0-99482-44497-6||3287|
|Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value||365 Value Size Peppercorns, Black Whole||8.08oz||0-99482-44511-9||3260, 3267|
|Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value||365 Organic Black Peppercorns||2.12oz||0-99482-73914-0||3247|
|Simply Organic||Black Pepper Grinder||75grams||0-89836-19218-9||3260|
|Simply Organic||Black Peppercorns Organic||75grams||0-89836-19210-3||3221, 3262, 3294|
|Simply Organic||Black Pepper Whole Organic||2.65oz||0-89836-18524-2||3221, 3262|
|Simply Organic||Daily Grind, Certified Organic||2.65oz||0-89836-18263-0||3261|
On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.
Frontier Natural Products Co-op 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.
Images of the products above can be seen by going to the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall.