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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
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Possibly National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9098

Recall details

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.

Recalled products

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.

Background

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.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600