Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 24, 2014 00:35 ET

Food Recall Warning: Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Brand Organic Carob Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2014) - Industry is recalling Earth Circle Organics and Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Organic Carob Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Alberta, and may have been sold in other provinces or through Internet sales.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Earth Circle Organics Organic Carob Powder 16 oz 8 94932 00228 3 3642, 3404, 3221, 3267
Earth Circle Organics Organic Carob Powder 5 lb 8 94932 00273 3 3405, 3262
Earth Circle Organics Organic Carob Powder 20 lb 8 13313 01148 5 3487, 3387, 3292
Earth Circle Organics Organic Carob Powder 55 lb 8 94932 00274 0 201901, 196201, 194801, 188901, 0786
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Carob Raw Powder
(Ceratonia siliqua) Organic
75 g 1 37101 67696 1 3405
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Carob Raw Powder
(Ceratonia siliqua) Organic
1/2 lb
(227 g)
1 37101 61636 3 3405, 3262
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Carob Raw Powder
(Ceratonia siliqua) Organic
2 lb None 3405
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Carob Raw Powder
(Ceratonia siliqua) Organic
10 lb None 3405

Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages by some retailers.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm406458.htm. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600