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Natural Grocers Garlic Powder Lawsuit: Get the Right Attorney

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a nationwide grocery chain, is recalling all lots of its Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.
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Free Natural Grocers Garlic Powder Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after eating foods that contained organic garlic powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

Salmonella Risk Prompts 2nd Garlic Powder Recall

March 18, 2015 – For the second time this week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a nationwide recall for organic garlic powder products [1] after they were found to contain Salmonella. The latest recall was initiated by Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets after the company was notified by its supplier that its garlic powder had tested positive for the bacteria.

On March 16, Frontier Co-op announced that it was recalling garlic powder contained in dozens of food items sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brand names, as well as one product sold under the Whole Foods brand.

How To Identify Products

Garlic powder products affected by this recall were packaged in clear plastic bags with “Natural Grocers” labels containing Julian’s pack on dates and price per pound. The product was distributed in packages ranging from 0.25 – 0.30 pounds. Affected lots can be identified by Julian packed on dates: 351-14 and 006-15.

Which States was the Garlic Powder Distributed to?

The garlic powder in question was distributed to 95 Natural Grocers stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Click here [2] to view specific locations affected products were shipped to.

Optimization of Salmonella Detection in Garlic Powders: Study

Salmonella bacteria has been the source of many food poisoning outbreaks linked to spice consumption. However, because of the antimicrobial properties of various spices, salmonella detection in spices continues to be illusive.

The objective of a March 2020 study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology [2.] was to optimize an enrichment broth for salmonella growth in different spices and tea, in order to maintain an adequate pH and decrease the antimicrobial effects of spices during Salmonella detection.

Salmonella-tainted spices and tea dried samples were prepared and the detection of salmonella was assessed using automated DNA extraction and RT-PCR. Double strength Buffered Peptone Water (BPW) was used to maintain pH, and L-cysteine and DL-serine were added to the broth to reduce the effects of antimicrobial compounds in spices.

The results indicated that salmonella detection was achieved in <24 h in the modified (BPW + L-cysteine and DL-serine) enrichment broth followed by detection by RT-PCR. This protocol could allow for a more rapid, robust, and sensitive enrichment method for salmonella in spices, the study’s authors concluded.

Salmonella Poisoning

Consumption of foods that contain Salmonella bacteria can cause severe, potentially life-threatening infections in children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in otherwise healthy individuals typically include varying degrees of fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Natural Grocers Garlic Powder Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and are currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Natural Grocers Garlic Powder Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one developed salmonella poisoning after consuming organic garlic powder products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a food poisoning lawsuit and we can help.

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