Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Raw Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to potential 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.
Hummingbird Wholesale has taken immediate action to recall the Organic Raw Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. Hummingbird Wholesale is working closely with the FDA on this matter. Hummingbird Wholesale is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products, and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.
Products in question were sold to processors and retail outlets in Oregon, Washington, and California and to the end consumer in Oregon in 20 lb boxes and 5 lb bags between the dates of 5/22/14 through 7/24/14.
- HW Item #: C110; Lot #: 14069, 14059; Sunfood UPC Code: 803813-04429 8; Exp Date: 6/5/2015, or 11/2015
- HW Item #: C110-5#; Lot #: 14189, 14177, 14156, 14142; Sunfood UPC Code: N/A; Exp Date: No expiration date on these packages
No other Hummingbird Wholesale 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 expiration dates are asked not to consume the product and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase.
Consumers with questions may contact Hummingbird Wholesale at 541-686-0921 ext 105, Monday – Friday from 8 am-4 pm PST.