Whole Foods, Other Retailers Issue Food Recall for Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Potential Salmonella
Frontier Natural Products Co-Op, a bulk organic herb and spice supplier for many retailers including Whole Foods, has issued a voluntary food recall for many of its black peppercorn products due to a potential salmonella contamination.
The food recall includes Frontier, Whole Food Market 365 and Simply Organic brands of whole black peppercorns and black pepper grinders. The product is sold in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar and with an expiration date of October 2016.
Officials from the USDA have stated that since the initial salmonella test, the organic black peppercorns have tested negative. However, there is still a small chance of a potential contamination, so the company issued a voluntary food recall to be safe.
The peppercorns under the food recall were sold in all 50 states. So far, no illnesses have been reported.
Salmonella is one of the most common food-borne illnesses, and in healthy adults can last between 4 and 7 days. Most cases clear up on their own without treatment, but salmonella infections can be serious or fatal in young children, elderly adults, or people with compromised immune systems.
Food Recall Notice May or May Not Be In Time to Stop Contagion
To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products, foods, and medications have been recalled because they are defective or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers. The USDA monitors food safety and potential contamination. However, these agencies act only after they hear reports of potential contamination, either from the manufacturer, or from consumers. By the time consumer reports of illness or injury make their way to these federal agencies, it may be too late to stop harm done with a product or food recall.
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