Carob Powder Food Recall Expanded Due to Salmonella

More Carob Powder and Carob Brownies Under Food Recall for Potential Salmonella

carob powderManufacturer Glaser Organic has issued an expanded version of their original food recall for carob powder items, to include additional carob powder products, as well as carob brownies.

Glaser said in a press release that the products might have been contaminated with salmonella, but no illnesses or deaths have been reported from ingestion of these products.

The items specifically under the expanded food recall include:

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

The carob products were distributed from May 7th to July 23rd, 2014.

Salmonella is one of the most common food-borne illnesses, and in healthy adults can last between 4 and 7 days. Most cases clear up on their own without treatment, but salmonella infections can be serious or fatal in young children, elderly adults, or people with compromised immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella can experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Dehydration is a potentially fatal side effect, and in rare instances, salmonella can enter the blood steam and cause heart infection or arthritis.

This is one of numerous salmonella outbreaks in the past year, including food recalls for chia seed powder, Foster Farms chicken, and infected peanuts.

Glaser has not stated in its press release how it discovered the potential salmonella infection which led to the food recall, but as many products are processed and packaged in the same plants, it could have happened due to cross contamination from another food item, such as eggs.

Although this particular salmonella food recall is minor, and the company is simply being cautious, other salmonella outbreaks this year have led to personal injury lawsuits. Many consumers were sickened by the chia seed powder outbreak and filed a personal injury lawsuit against the company; and the Georgia company that manufactured peanut products not only faces civil lawsuits, but a criminal lawsuit, and has since been completely shut down.

Defective Products Can Lead to Health or Food Recalls

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products, whether broken bones from a car accident, or a serious illness from a food-borne pathogen. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety. Defective products that commonly cause injuries include medical devices, pharmaceutical products, food recalls, and other defective products such as toys, cars and automotive parts.

There are a number of reasons that defective products make it to our shelves:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Inadequate testing
  • Food-borne pathogens
  • Design defects
  • Marketing Misrepresentation

Consumers that have been harmed by defective products such as drugs, medical devices, improperly-sealed food, or other products, may be eligible to receive legal remedies.

The Strom Law Firm Protects Citizens Harmed by Delayed Product or Food Recalls

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm aim to protect our clients’ health and safety, and hold manufacturers to the highest possible standard of safety. Product recalls are especially important because defective drugs, medical devices, food, and toys can seriously injure or even kill consumers. If you or a loved one have experienced severe, life-limiting side effects from a defective food, product or drug, and believe that your pain stems from a product, drug, or food recall that came too late, you may be entitled to compensation. The Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800

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