Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Carob Powder Recall

Glaser Organic Farms recalls Organic Carob Powder for possible Salmonella contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Glaser Organic Farms has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime 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.

Glaser Organic Farms has taken immediate action to recall Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Products were distributed from May 7, 2014 thru July 23, 2014

  • RAW CAROB POWDER 8 ounces Lot# 0507081456 I UPC Code 83291005567 and
  • CAROB FUDGY BROWNIE 5.5 ounces Lot# 0207211406 I UPC Code 832910002061

No other Glaser Organic Farms products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by our suppliers.

Consumers that have purchased these products with the above stated lot numbers and UPC are asked not to consume the product and discard it.

Consumers with questions may contact Glaser Organic Farms at 305-238-7747, Monday -Friday from 9 am-5 pm EST. Email correspondence can be sent to raw@glaserorganicfarms.com.

Glaser Organic Farms is working closely with the FDA on this matter.

Review Date: 
September 23, 2014