Recall Notice: Starwest Botanicals Inc. Product Recalls Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Starwest Botanicals Inc. Product Recalls Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2018

Contact

Consumers

1-800-800-4372

Media

Steve Riccardelli
Steve-r@starwest-botanicals.com
1-800-800-4372, ext. 115

Announcement

Starwest Botanicals is voluntarily recalling Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole), which is packaged in Mylar 1 pound bags and in bulk packs.

Salmonella is an organism that 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 entering the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was sold nationwide by several different methods.  It was either shipped directly to Starwest Botanicals customers who purchased online from firm’s website or mail order customers, or held for pickup up by the customer at Starwest Botanicals. The product was sold between January 15, 2018 and March 2, 2018.

  • The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) 1 pound with UPC 7-6796302528-9 included in this recall. The item# 209735-01 and lot number (75593) can be found on the label affixed to the bag.
  • The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) bulk pack with UPC 7-6796302527-2 included in this recall. The item# 209735-00 and lot number (90186-00) can be found on the label affixed to the bulk pack.

No other lots of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) are affected by this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall. No other Starwest Botanicals products have been affected by this voluntary recall.

Consumers in possession of this voluntary recalled product may return it to Starwest Botanicals in Sacramento, CA for a full refund.  Consumers or media with questions should contact Starwest at 1-800-800-4372 (Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST).

 

 

 

* 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/ucm600415.htm?utm_campaign=Starwest%20Botanicals%20Inc.%20Product%20Recalls%20Organic%20Cardamom%20Pods%20Green%20%28Whole%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua