Frontier Natural Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
March 11, 2010 –Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with non-organic black pepper that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brands listed below that contain black pepper supplied by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The black pepper has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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 black pepper:
Whole Foods 365 Canadian French/English Asian Seafood Seasoning, 4.62 oz. (UPC Code: 0-99482-72683-6) (Lot Code: 0029)
Whole Foods 365 Canadian French/English Mediterranean Rotisserie, 4.73 oz. (UPC Code: 0-99482-72684-3) (Lot Code: 0021, 0029, 9362)
Whole Foods 365 Canadian French/English Mediterranean Seafood, 4.23 oz. (UPC Code: 0-99482-72687-4) (Lot Code: 0029)
Whole Foods 365 Canadian French/English Toronto Steak & Chicken, 4.76 oz. (UPC Code: 0-99482-72686-7) (Lot Code: 0028, 9338, 9356)
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.
This product contains as an ingredient the specific hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), recalled by Basic Food Flavors Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism which 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), endocarditis and arthritis.
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.