January 30, 2002Badia Spices Has Recalled Ground Oregano
Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Badia Spices has recalled
its Badia brand Ground Oregano (Oregano Molido) Upc #33844 00010, a 2 oz.
bottle bearing Lot #092601 and an expiration date of 10/2006, distributed to
retail stores in Florida; and New York. This recall is being effected on
account of a possible salmonella contamination.
A sampling from the Department of Agriculture was found to be positive for
Salmonella can cause serious illness and sometimes-fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea
(which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare
circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting
into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial
infections (i.e., infected eneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Consumers
are urged to check their kitchens for this product, and to discard it or
return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.
When Ground Oregano (Oregano Powder) is used in preparing foods cooked at
165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the risk of food borne illness due to
Salmonella is significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the company understands
that some customers may not cook this product at such temperatures and
wishes to notify the public accordingly.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions or concerns are to contact Badia Spices, Inc. at
305-629-8000 or email@example.com.