California-based Lords Organics LLC has recalled Organic Veda Ginger Powder sold on Amazon because it might be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Others 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The contamination may involve the Organic Veda’s Ginger Powder product that has Batch No: A324DGRP, MFD: AUG 2015, Best Before: July 2017 in 16 Oz clear jar with red color lid, manufactured by AGF Ltd.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall came after sampling found finished products that contained the bacteria in that batch. The company has ceased distribution of the product as precautionary measure and the company continues an investigation as to what caused the problem.
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