The recalled flour is marked with lot No. 075B110064 and is stamped with an expiration date of March 16, 2016. The flour comes in 5-pound cloth bags, 25-pound cloth bags and 50-pound paper bags and was distributed to retail and wholesale customers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.
Consumers should not use the flour and should dispose of it or return it for a refund.
Hal Thompson, Navajo Pride acting general manager, told the Daily Times in Farmington that the recall stemmed from routine screening. The cause of the contamination is still under investigation, but the company said it has completed additional testing and that flour with other lot numbers is safe.
No illnesses have been reported.
Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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, 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, endocarditic and arthritis.© Food Safety News