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Baraka Pepper Salmonella Lawsuit: Can You Sue? (2024 Update)

Dearborn, Michigan-based UBC Food Distributors has issued a nationwide recall for Ground Black Pepper sold under the Baraka brand name because it may 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,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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What’s the Problem?

According to an FDA Recall Notice [1], this action affects Baraka Ground Black Pepper in 7oz plastic containers with UPC code 8 22514 26626 6.

The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) notified us of the contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some 7 ounce packages of Ground Black Pepper – Agency stated

The recalled “black pepper” was sold in a clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of January 2026, and distributed nationwide in retail stores, FDA said.

UBC Food Distributors has ceased production of Baraka Ground Pepper pending an investigation into the source of the contamination.

If you purchased any Baraka Ground Pepper that is affected by this recall, you should not use it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

Anyone concerned about a potential salmonella food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider or dial 9-1-1.

This recall began on June 3, 2024.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Statistics

  • Each year in the U.S., there are about 1.35 million cases of salmonellosis, with 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.
  • Contaminated food is the source of most of these cases.
  • Salmonellosis is the second leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the U.S., after norovirus.
  • Salmonella is the leading cause of hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [2].

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With extensive experience in individual litigation across all 50 states, we are actively accepting new injury and death cases.

If you or a loved one has been harmed, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm without delay. You may have grounds for compensation by pursuing a Baraka Pepper Suit, and our attorneys are here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the legal process.

References:

1. https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/ubc-food-distributors-recalls-baraka-brand-ground-black-pepper-spice-because-possible-health-risk
2. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/get-facts-about-salmonella

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