Zenobia Company LLC of Yonkers, NY, is recalling My Spice Sage Ground Flax Seed Meal because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide through online mail order between the dates of 6/15/15 – 11/4/15. This product is labeled Ground Flax Seed Meal and is packaged in resealable plastic bags of the following sizes: 4 oz. and 16 oz. or 50 pounds bulk. UPC numbers are 00575004, 00575016, 00575111. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after a supplier notified the company that the Ground Flax Seed Meal potentially containing Salmonella was shipped unknowingly. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-890-5244, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Consumers who have purchased the recalled Ground Flax Seed Meal are urged to discard the product and contact the company for a full refund. Salmonella is an organism which 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 (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.
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