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Food Recall Warning - Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Organic Carob Powder recalled due to Salmonella
- Recall date:
- July 23, 2014
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba), Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary
- Alberta, British Columbia, Possibly National
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, July 23, 2014 - Industry is recalling Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Organic Carob Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Alberta, and may have been sold in other provinces or through Internet sales.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Earth Circle Organics||Organic Carob Powder||16 oz||3642, 3404, 3221, 3267||8 94932 00228 3|
|Earth Circle Organics||Organic Carob Powder||5 lb||3405, 3262||8 94932 00273 3|
|Earth Circle Organics||Organic Carob Powder||20 lb||3487, 3387, 3292||8 13313 01148 5|
|Earth Circle Organics||Organic Carob Powder||55 lb||201901, 196201, 194801, 188901, 0786||8 94932 00274 0|
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Carob Raw Powder (Ceratonia siliqua) Organic||75 g||3405||1 37101 67696 1|
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Carob Raw Powder (Ceratonia siliqua) Organic||½ lb (227 g)||3405, 3262||1 37101 61636 3|
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Carob Raw Powder (Ceratonia siliqua) Organic||2 lb||3405||None|
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Carob Raw Powder (Ceratonia siliqua) Organic||10 lb||3405||None|
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406458.htm. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages by some retailers.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
CFIA Media Relations
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