July 23, 2003
Lisy Corporation Recalls Ground Cumin
Because of Possible Health Risk
Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is recalling all ORALE brand Ground Cumin,
Item 141-A 1.5 oz pack size, because it has a 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 ORALE brand Ground Cumin was distributed to wholesalers and retail
stores in the following states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, Maryland,
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Virginia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas,
Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Arizona.
The ORALE brand Ground Cumin is packed into plastic bags with a paper label
on top with the statement: ITEM # 141-A ORALE GROUND CUMIN 1.50 OZ.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was a result of routing sampling and analysis by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which revealed that the
finished products contained bacteria. This recall is being initiated with
the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place
of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Lisy Corporation at 305-836-6001.