PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Giant has announced they removed from sale select varieties of organic peppercorns due to potential Salmonella contamination, following a recall by Frontier Natural Products Co-Op.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole organic, 2.12 oz., UPC 8983618435, lot codes 3246 and 3288
- Simply Organic Black Pepper Whole organic, 2.65 oz., UPC 8983618524, lot codes 3221 and 3262
Giant advises customers that consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
While Giant says they have received no reports of illnesses to date, customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant/Martin’s for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Frontier Customer Service at 1-800-669-3275, option #3. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at giantfoodstores.com or martinsfoods.com.