A Rancho Cordova, CA establishment is now recalling Starwest Organic Celery Seed (whole) because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The products in question were sold through the mail and at the Starwest Botanicals location between April 26 and December 14, 2011. Consumers in possession of any celery seed being recalled should discard it immediately or return it to Starwest Botanicals in Rancho Cordova for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
December 14, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  announced today that Starwest Botanicals is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria:
- Starwest Botanicals Celery Seed (Whole) 2oz. with UPC 7-6796310619-3 and lot number F7073 found on the bottom of the pouch.
- Starwest Botanicals Celery Seed (Whole) 1 pound with UPS 7-6796307864-3 and lot number 40203 found on the bottom of the pouch.
These products were packaged in Mylar 1lb and 2oz pouches. The company became aware of the Salmonella contamination after being notified by a retail customer. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
This salmonella food poisoning recall is the third in a week to involve organic celery seed.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic living creatures that are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illnesses nationwide. The Salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium. These strains account for about half of all human infection.
According to the FSIS, salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following signs and symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is consumed:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal cramps
Most Salmonella outbreaks can be avoided through cleanliness – hand washing with soap and hot water can do wonders to prevent infection. By using filtered drinking water, washing produce thoroughly, and not consuming undercooked foods such as eggs or meat, you can also greatly reduce your chance of being exposed to Salmonella bacteria.
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