Swanson Health Products is now recalling its Organic Celery Seed (whole) because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products in question were sold between June 16 and December 16, 2011. If you have purchased Swanson organic celery seed included in this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to Swanson Health Products headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
December 16, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Swanson Health Products is recalling organic celery seed packaged in 1.4 oz bottles because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The products in question can be identified by the following information, which can be found on the bottom of the bottle:
- Lot Number BESTBY03JUN2013 1541102C
- UPC Code 0-8761424048-0
The celery seed was sold through three different methods. It was either sold at the Swanson Health Products retail establishment at 109 Broadway N., Fargo, ND, mailed directly to online or mail order customers, or held for pickup at the company’s headquarters.
Swanson became aware of the problem after being notified by its supplier, B&M, Inc., Mount Vernon, Missouri. B&M has issued its own organic celery seed recall. Click here to learn more. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these recalls.
Facts About Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen with more than 2,000 different strains. Once a person consumes the bacteria, an infection known as gastroenteritis develops. Salmonella enters the bloodstream through the intestines after eating a contaminated food product. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning may include:
These symptoms generally last for three to seven days. Patients who experience extreme symptoms may require hospitalization and treatment with antibiotics.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 40,000 diagnosed cases of Salmonella poisoning reported each year in the United States. It is estimated that this figure accounts for less than 10% of the actual number of people who contract salmonella food poisoning.
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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Swanson Organic Celery Seed recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Swanson Organic Celery Seed Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Swanson Organic Celery Seed included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.