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Organic Black Peppercorns recalled in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. has recalled Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday.

In addition, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency also announced the recall of the various products containing Organic Black Peppercorns from the marketplace.

ucm391995ucm391994The recalled Organic Black Peppercorns were distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot #3287 on the bottom of the container and with an expiration date of October 2016. Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Sprouts Farmers Market company logo, the description: Organic Black Peppercorns.

Sprouts Farmers Market initiated the recall after a sample taken during routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Black Peppercorns. For a list of the affected products, see the following link.

Customers who have purchased any of the products mentioned in this release are urged not to use or consume them and return them to any Sprouts Farmers Market for a full refund. Customer safety and product integrity is of the utmost importance to Sprouts Farmers Market. The company is committed to alerting our customers of hazardous or defective products in a timely and accurate manner.

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 (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.

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