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October 5, 2001

Badia Spices Recalls Badia Brand Paprika

Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Badia Spices, Inc. is recalling Badia Brand Paprika, 2 0z plastic bottles, with a
red/green/white /black label.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the FDA.

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
F-583-1, Badia Brand Paprika, 2 0z plastic bottles, with a red/green/white /black label printed in part: "**Badia Spices, Inc., Miami, FL 33172-6497***" The lot number and date is printed on top of the bottle cap as follows: "Lot: 120400 EXP 12/005" or "EXP 01/2006 LOT 120400". Initially a market withdrawal, the firm action is now a recall because of a positive FDA sample of bulk product used to repack various sizes (sample # 120400 collected on 2/7/01). This includes 1 oz. cellophane packs and 16 oz bottles, one gallon (4.5 lb) and 20 lb plastic tubs as well as 55 lb. bags (bulk bags as recd. from Spanish supplier.

CODES:
All 2 oz. Paprika plastic bottles with the code "120400" with expiration dates of 12/2005 and 01/2006, all 1 oz. cello packs with the expiration date of "02-03", all 16 oz bottles with the lot # "120400". The 4.5 lb. or gallon and 20 lb tubs do not have any coding or expiration dates that can be used for identification, nor does the bulk bags (55 lb.)sold to several customers. The 4.5 lb or gallon, 20 lb. tubs and 55 lb. bags are sold only to restaurant and food service firms (it is possible some of the gallons were sold to consumers since some were in "retail" stores that also sell to institutions but may not have a record of their location). The firm claims all of these product sizes were brought back since there is no coding.

REASON:
The product was contaminated with Salmonella.

MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
Badia Spices, Inc Miami, FL

RECALLED BY:
Manufacturer, by recall memo and distributed it to their route sales people directing them to collect all paprika products found in stores.

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Complete

DISTRIBUTION:
FL, MD, GA, TX, LA, NY, MA, PR, and Venzuela, West Indies, Peru, Costa Rica, Bahamas

QUANTITY:
68,557 units were distributed
.

 
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