Glaser Organic Farms, a certified organic farm dedicated to growing organic produce and preparing gourmet raw vegan foods, has recalled their raw carob powder and carob fudgy brownies because of the possible health risks associated with Salmonella contamination.
For young children, the frail and/or elderly, or other people suffering from a compromised immune system, the Salmonella organism can cause serious and even fatal infections. For healthy people infected with Salmonella, the infection may cause any of the following or combination of the following symptoms: fever, diarrhea (which could be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
These symptoms usually present themselves 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infection usually lasts 4 to 7 days and resolves on its own.
In rare cases, if the Salmonella organism gets into the bloodstream it can cause severe illnesses like arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. When this happens it can be deadly unless treated promptly with antibiotics.
The potential for Salmonella contamination was noted by Glaser Organic Farms’ supplier for the lot numbers noted below. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to determine the source of the contamination.
The following products are part of the recall. Products were distributed from May 7, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
- RAW CAROB POWDER (8 ounces) Lot# 0507081456 I UPC Code 83291005567
- CAROB FUDGY BROWNIE (5.5 ounces) Lot# 0207211406 I UPC Code 832910002061
Consumers who have purchased these products with these lot numbers are asked not to consume the product and discard it. No other Glaser Organic Farms products are affected by this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date.
If you have any questions contact Glaser Organic Farms at 305-238-7747, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE: The recall of organic carob powder due to Salmonella contamination has expanded to include several more brands and energy bars and snacks sold nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For a full list, read more.