November 14, 2019

Organic Peppercorns Sold at Whole Foods, Other Stores Recalled For Salmonella

whole-foods-salmonella-peppercornsOrganic peppercorns, sold at Whole Foods, Frontier Co-ops, Sporuts, Meijer and other retailers that sell natural foods, are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is recalling the peppercorns sold under the brand names: Frontier, Simply Organic,  Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place, Meijer and Sprouts.

The recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada. Click the link above for further product details.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The product, which was steam pasteurized at the source,  tested negative for Salmonella by Frontier Natural Products Co-op, but positive on a recently conducted random test. Frontier Natural Products Co-op  said it is immediately adding measures to its food safety precautions to its to prevent future problems.

Salmonella poisoning can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. See a doctor if you were exposed to the recalled product and are experiencing these symptoms.

 

 

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