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L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seed 2.1 oz Voluntary Recall Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2017
L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc.
L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is 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 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.
L.A. Lucky Basil Seeds 2.1 oz were distributed nationwide in retail stores October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2017.
The product comes in a 2.1 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC # 820678201697. There are no other codes on the product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 2.1 ounce packages of L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz.
L.A. Lucky has detained this item.
Customers who purchased these recalled products should dispose of the product. To receive a full refund or replacement product of their choice customers may email the company at [email protected] or call 323-224-0211, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST. When contacting the company, please identify what product was purchased and the location of where it was purchased.
* We believe that none of the product 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: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm560225.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery