June 12, 2003
CASA Imports Has Recalled Cora brand
Utica, NY (SafetyAlerts) -CASA
Imports has recalled Cora brand Paprika, 4.25 oz. jars, because it has the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause
serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, and others 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
aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recall involves one shipment with various codes of Cora Brand Paprika
that was sold to 13 retail stores in central New York state and one store in
northern Pennsylvania beginning May 4,2003. The paprika is in 4.25 ounce
plastic jars with a red cap.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The problem was discovered by the Food and Drug Administration upon sampling
of this product imported from Canada.
The company has ceased distribution of the product.
Consumers who purchased Cora brand Paprika in 4.25 oz. jars after May 4,2003
should return it to the place of purchase for a fill refund. Consumers with
questions may contact the company at 1-800-851-8509.