The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling certain products manufactured with organic black peppercorns because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall covers 14 products sold under the Frontier, Nature’s Place, Meijer, Sprouts, Whole Foods 365 and Simply Organic brands in various sized bulk foil packs, glass bottles and plastic packs marked with a number of different lot codes. The recalled peppercorns were distributed to distributors, retailers and consumers in all 50 US states and in some parts of Canada.
The recall was initiated after Frontier Natural Products discovered that a recent random sample had tested positive for Salmonella, even though the peppercorns were steam pasteurised and gave negative results for Salmonella when tested by the company. Frontier Natural Products is also implementing added precautions to prevent any further contamination and ensure future product safety.
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