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Salmonella strikes back: Frontier Co-op, Trader Joe's, First Source and Vitamin Cottage recalls

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Megan Kelly ▼ | March 20, 2015
Frontier Co-op is recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Food and health   Several recalls over Salmonella
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.

Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines, to mitigate any future occurrence.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Images of the affected products can be viewed at http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall/.

Trader Joe's Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Trader Joe's recalls Nuts Raw California Walnut, Nuts Raw California Walnut Halves & Pieces, Nuts Raw California Walnut Baking Pieces, Nuts Raw California Premium Walnut Halves, and Organic Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces.

First Source, LLC of Buffalo, New York is voluntarily recalling 3,276 plastic tubs (6 oz.) of Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella

The recalled Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces 6oz tubs were distributed to Wegmans’ 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts and sold between January 27, 2015 and March 17, 2015.

Product: Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Walnut Halves & Pieces, NET WT 6 oz, packed in clear plastic tubs. Specific Code Date on packages: Best Before 1/27/16 (located on the bottom label). UPC: 077890358009.

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a specialty retailer of organic and natural products, is expanding their recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product from company's supplier, which was repackaged by the company.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label notating Julian pack on dates and pricing per pound. The product was produced in size ranges of 0.25 pound to 0.30 pound.

The lots being recalled are identifiable by Julian packed on date and include 61-15, 40-15, 20-15, 351-14, 006-15, 316-14, 329-14, 288-14, 301-14, 275-14, 267-14, 252-14, 237-14.

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 95 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.