FDA Prompts Organic, Health Foods Recall for Salmonella, Allergy Concerns

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/28 2014 06:23PM

Updated 07/28 2014 06:33PM

Several organic foods are being recalled due to health concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Last week, GoMacro recalled MacroBars brand almond butter + carob (lots 1634, 1645) and sunflower butter + chocolate (lot 164) due to potential salmonella contamination.

The MacroBars were recalled after a customer received a positive test for salmonella, however no other illnesses have been reported.

The recalled bars are marked "Almond Butter + Carob" with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or "Sunflower Butter + Chocolate" lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15.)

The bars were sold across the country and internationally by retail stores, mail order and direct delivery.

If you have purchased one this product, you can take it back to where you bought it for a full refund.

Salmonella concerns also led to a recall of TJX Companies' “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder. According to the FDA, a routine spot check found salmonella in some samples.

The seasoning was sold between June 2014 and July 2014 at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores in the following 19 states:

The recalled product comes in a 160 gram, light green tin package and is marked as lot #8147, with an expiration date of October 2015.

No illnesses have been reported in this recall, however anyone who has purchased the powder is asked to return it to any T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-926-6299.

A third recall by Carmel Food Group is for allergens not listed on the product label of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli.

The product was sold in retail stores nationwide.

The recall is for frozen 8 oz packages with UPC number 7-85030-55557-6. Only product with a sell-by date of April 9, 2015 is affected.

FDA officials said the recall was announced after some packages labeled Butternut Squash were found that have ravioli pieces with a different filling that may include milk, egg, and soy ingredients.

Consumers who bought this ravioli can return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call the company at 510-429-0356 Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time.
No illnesses were reported in this recall.

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