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article imageSalmonella-contaminated peppercorns withdrawn

By Tim Sandle     Apr 11, 2014 in Health
Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The affected products were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, and others. The notification about the recall has come from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers, and consumers.
While the product was steam pasteurized at the source, there is a small risk that Salmonella may still be present based on a positive, random test that was conducted, UPI has reported.
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 like endocarditic and arthritis.
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
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