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Food Recall Warning: Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Brand Organic Carob Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- Industry is recalling Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Organic Carob Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Alberta, and may have been sold in other provinces or through Internet sales.

Recalled products


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Brand           Product       Size          UPC             Code
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Earth Circle    Organic Carob 16 oz         8 94932 00228 3 3642, 3404,
Organics        Powder                                      3221, 3267
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Earth Circle    Organic Carob 5 lb          8 94932 00273 3 3405, 3262
Organics        Powder
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Earth Circle    Organic Carob 20 lb         8 13313 01148 5 3487, 3387, 3292
Organics        Powder
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Earth Circle    Organic Carob 55 lb         8 94932 00274 0 201901, 196201,
Organics        Powder                                      194801, 188901,
                                                            0786
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Harmonic Arts   Carob Raw     75 g          1 37101 67696 1 3405
Botanical       Powder
Dispensary      (Ceratonia
                siliqua)
                Organic
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Harmonic Arts   Carob Raw     1/2 lb        1 37101 61636 3 3405, 3262
Botanical       Powder        (227 g)
Dispensary      (Ceratonia
                siliqua)
                Organic
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Harmonic Arts   Carob Raw     2 lb          None            3405
Botanical       Powder
Dispensary      (Ceratonia
                siliqua)
                Organic
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Harmonic Arts   Carob Raw     10 lb         None            3405
Botanical       Powder
Dispensary      (Ceratonia
                siliqua)
                Organic
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Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages by some retailers.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406458.htm. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contacts:
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613-773-6600

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