October 5, 2001Badia Spices Recalls Badia Brand Paprika
Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Badia Spices, Inc. is recalling
Paprika, 2 0z plastic bottles, with a
red/green/white /black label.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FDA.
RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT
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.
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.
The product was contaminated with Salmonella.
Badia Spices, Inc Miami, FL
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:
FL, MD, GA, TX, LA, NY, MA, PR, and Venzuela, West Indies, Peru, Costa Rica,
68,557 units were distributed.