Zenobia Company LLC. of Yonkers, NY is recalling Ground Flax Seed Meal, because they have 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.
Product was distributed nationwide through online mail order between dates of 6/15/15 – 11/4/15.
This product is labeled Ground Flax Seed Meal packaged in resealable plastic bags of the following sizes: 4 oz. and 16 oz. or 50 pounds bulk. UPC #’s 00575004, 00575016, 00575111
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after our supplier notified us that the Ground Flax Seed Meal potentially containing Salmonella was shipped to us by them unknowingly.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-890-5244, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, EST. Consumers who have purchased Ground Flax Seed Meal are urged to discard product and contact company for a full refund.
* 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: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471870.htm
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.