Amaranth Grain recalled in 17 states due to Salmonella contamination

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc., of Milwaukie, OR is recalling Bob’s Red Mill brand Organic Gluten Free Amaranth Kernels from the marketplace due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The product has been distributed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, as well as internationally in the Philippines. .

Recalled product:

# Product Description callback number Classification Code Information The quantity of product Reason for recall
1 Gluten Free Organic Amaranth Grain, Bob’s Red Mill brand, packaged in a standup pouch (24 oz). Each case consists of 4/24 oz. pouches. UPC Retail Bag 0 39978 02910 2. UPC Retail Case 10039978029109. Gluten Free Organic Amaranth Grain, Organic Amaranth Grain, Packed in Kraft Paper Bags (25lb). BULK bag UPC 0 39978 10910 1. The RETAIL label reads in several parts: “***BASIC COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Pifaf: Bring 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup amaranth, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes *** Cereals: Bring 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup amaranth, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes***”. The BULK label reads in parts: “***Basic cooking instructions: Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add 1 cup amaranth. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes***”. less… F-1580-2022 Class II Retail Pouch (24 oz): Mfg: 6000S244 Lot Code: 319825 Best Before Date: Apr 27, 2024 2024 4,424.5 cases (4/24 oz pouches per case); 26 bags (25 lbs per bag) Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to immediately discontinue use and discard or return the product for credit or refund.

About Salmonella Infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria usually does not look, smell or taste tainted. Anyone can get a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and develops symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctor about possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria, as special tests are needed to diagnose salmonellosis. Symptoms of Salmonella infection can mimic other illnesses, often leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, the diarrhea can be so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.

The elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop serious illness and serious, sometimes fatal, conditions.

Some people are infected without getting sick or showing symptoms. However, they can still transmit the infections to others.

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