Recall on Frontier Products
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an alert has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration concerning the recall of products containing organic garlic powder sold by Frontier Co-Op, USA because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the Salmonella bacterium. The company has stopped all distribution of these products and has issued a voluntary recall of its products.
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, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.
Enclosed is a list of products containing organic garlic powder. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall.
The DEH and FDA recommends that consumers avoid eating these products and should either throw them away or return them to the point of purchase.
For further information, contact the DEH at 949-6696.