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June 12, 2003

CASA Imports Has Recalled Cora brand Paprika

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.

 
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