Homestat Farm Recalls Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia With Flax And Rye Flakes Because Of Possible Health Risk

Homestat Farm Recalls Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia With Flax And Rye Flakes Because Of Possible Health Risk

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Homestat Farm Recalls Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia With Flax And Rye Flakes Because Of Possible Health Risk
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For Immediate Release
November 12, 2015
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Homestat Farm
1-800-819-3918

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Homestat Farm of Dublin, OH is recalling some of its 42-ounce packages only of “Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes” because the flax seed ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection withSalmonella 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.
The recalled “Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes” was distributed on a limited basis in Sams Club retail stores located in AK, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, OH, PA & TX.
The product comes in a 42 ounce carton UPC 8 35882 00620 4 marked with Best Buy: 03/16/17-1, 03/16/18-1, 03/19/17-1, 03/19/17-2, 03/23/17-1, 03/23/17-2, 03/24/17-1, 03/26/17-1, 03/26/17-2, 04/08/17-2. The best buy date can be found embossed on the bottom flap of box next to the bar code.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
A supplier informed Homestat Farm of this after a contamination was found in flax seed provided to another customer.
Consumers who have purchased these 42-ounce packages of “Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes” should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-819-3918 M-F 10AM-4PM.
*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: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm472490.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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