Posted April 9, 2018

Bob's Red Mill Organic Amaranth Flour Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On April 6, 2018, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods issued a recall of 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) because recent testing found a single lot to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that has been linked to fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, Salmonella can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection 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.

Recalled Bob's Red Mill Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.)  was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. This product and Lot was distributed in California, Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Washington between June 11, 2014 and August 7, 2014. Although the recalled flour expired in November 2015, it was found on the shelves of one retail store. It can be identified by the following:  
  • Sell By Date: 11/26/2015

  • LOT: 169617

  • UPC: 0 39978 00911 1
Consumers who have any of this affected product should not consume it and should return it to the place of purchase for credit or refund or throw it away.

Other Sell By dates and Lots are not affected by this recall.

The company stated it has begun an investigation of the source of the problem and remains committed to providing its customers with safe and healthy products.

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To see the complete recall, use the link below.