Freeland Foods Inc. of San Jose, CA, is voluntarily recalling Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix in the United States because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was recalled Jan. 15 in Canada. Based upon a random sampling, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) determined that the Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix, UPC number 8 59888 00040 0, lot number “Enjoy before May 12, 2015 R2,” sold in 1 lb. (454 g) re-sealable plastic bags sold by Ecomax, tested positive for Salmonella. At this time, this is the only lot affected by this recall. Although there have been no reported illnesses to date associated with the consumption of this product, out of an abundance of caution Freeland Foods has elected to take the following steps to insure the integrity of its products and protect the public safety. Effective immediately, Freeland Foods will conduct a precautionary voluntary recall to the consumer level of all Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix packages bearing the UPC 8 59888 0040 0 and Enjoy Before May 12, 2014 R2 in the U.S. Freeland Foods asks that consumers who have purchased this product destroy it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix with the lot number “Enjoy before May 12, 2015 R2,” was distributed nationwide and in Canada through distributors, retailers and direct customers. Consumer with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-877-456-8729 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday PST, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.