Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder

Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder

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Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder

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Consumer:
1-800-669-3275

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Anne Rierson, Public Relations Manger
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(319) 227-7996, ext.1163
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2015 – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.
Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines, to mitigate any future occurrence.
Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.
Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below the release is a list of products containing the organic garlic powder. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall .
On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1- 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

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Frontier Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier’s goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier Coop’s website at www.frontiercoop.com .
ORGANIC GARLIC POWDER RECALL: AFFECTED PRODUCT LIST
Brand Description Affected Lots UPC Size
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4156, 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033, 5041 0-89836-00352-2 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Fiesta Black Bean Mix, Certified Organic 4160, 4226, 4307, 4364, 5005 0-89836-02761-0 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Refried Pinto Beans Mix, Certified Organic 4240, 4322, 4345 0-89836-02762-7 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Low Sodium Broth Powder Vegetable Flavored, Certified Organic 4157, 4198, 4240, 4281, 4328, 5002 0-89836-02780-1 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4157, 4178, 4197, 4238, 4239, 4267, 4280, 4336, 4353, 5007, 5035, 5036 0-89836-02869-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Onion Soup & Dip Mix, Certified Organic 4143, 4246, 4258, 4279, 4290, 4318, 4335, 4349, 5036 0-89836-02918-8 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Ranch Dip/Dressing Mix, Certified Organic 4199, 4247, 4317, 4363, 5022, 5055 0-89836-02926-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033 0-89836-80352-8 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4178, 4336, 5007, 5036 0-89836-82869-9 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Organic Garlic Powder 4183, 4224, 4268, 4315, 4349, 5023 0-89836-18351-4 2.33 oz. (66g)
Frontier Organic Mama Garlic 5 oz. 4290 0-89836-18506-8 5 oz. (141 g)
Frontier Pepper Fusion Black Peppercorns with Garlic 4321, 4356 0-89836-19502-9 1.76 oz. (49 g)
Simply Organic Italian Herb Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4199, 4245, 4287 0-89836-15710-2 1.31 oz. (37 g)
Simply Organic Chipotle Black Bean Dip Mix 4262, 4344 0-89836-15714-0 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fish Taco Seasoning 4245, 4300, 4330, 5012 0-89836-18534-1 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning 4118, 4246, 4287, 4332, 5008, 5030 0-89836-18535-8 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Veggie Chili Seasoning 4208, 4259, 4282, 4311, 5015, 5047 0-89836-18536-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Spicy Chili Seasoning 4212, 4260, 4272, 4282, 4311, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18537-2 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Sweet Basil Pesto Sauce Mix 4196, 4238, 4280, 4330, 4364, 5037 0-89836-18542-6 0.53 oz. (15 g)
Simply Organic Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4245, 4286 0-89836-18543-3 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Alfredo Sauce Mix 4182, 4223, 4224, 4272, 4353, 5027 0-89836-18544-0 1.48 oz. (41 g)
Simply Organic Enchilada Sauce Seasoning 4247, 4290, 4336, 5012, 5033 0-89836-18744-4 1.41 oz. (39 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Mix Dressing 4147, 4195, 4225, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5027, 5028 0-89836-18833-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Classic Caesar Dressing 4149, 4196, 4232 0-89836-18836-6 1.25 oz. (35 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Dip Mix 4194, 4195, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 4360, 5028 0-89836-18840-3 1.5 oz. (42 g)
Simply Organic French Onion Dip Mix 4157, 4197, 4258, 4258A, 4281, 4281A, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18841-0 1.10 oz. (31 g)
Simply Organic Guacamole Dip Mix 4148, 4176, 4195, 4254, 4255, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029, 5030 0-89836-18842-7 0.80 oz. (22 g)
Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip Mix 4156, 4197, 4237, 4279, 4324, 5009, 5035 0-89836-18843-4 0.70 oz. (19 g)
Simply Organic Pour le chili vegetarienne/ Veggie Chili Seasoning (French/English) 5015, 5047 0-89836-18870-0 28g
Simply Organic Pour le chili epice/ Spicy Chili Seasoning (French/English) 4260, 4282, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18871-7 28g
Simply Organic Trempettes ranch/ Ranch Dip Mix (French/English) 4194, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5028 0-89836-18877-9 42g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’oignon a la francaise/ French Onion Dip Mix (French/English) 4157, 4197, 4258, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18878-6 31g
Simply Organic Trempettes a guacamole/ Guacamole Dip Mix (French/English) 4148, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029 0-89836-18879-3 22g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’aneth cremeux/ Creamy Dill Dip Mix (French/English) 4156, 4197, 4237, 4323, 4365, 5035 0-89836-18880-9 24g
Simply Organic Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix 4230, 4268, 4310, 4351, 5026 0-89836-18956-1 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning (French/English) 5007 0-89836-20002-0 28g
Simply Organic Pesto a basilic doux/ Sweet Basil Pesto Mix (French/English) 4364, 5037 0-89836-20004-4 15g
Simply Organic Sauce brune vegetarienne/ Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix (French/English) 4230, 4268, 4310, 5026 0-89836-20007-5 28g
Whole Foods Market Organic Muchi Curry Seasoning 4129 0-99482-44577-5 2.08 oz. (59 g)
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit:

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.