Sunburst Superfoods Recalls Organic Raw Carob Powder Because of Possible Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–August 4, 2014.  Sunburst Superfoods of Tuckahoe, NY, is recalling Sunburst SUPERFOODS Organic Raw Carob Powder sold from March 12, 2014 through July 28th, 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Sunburst SUPERFOODS Organic Raw Carob Powder was distributed throughout the United States to consumers through online sales.

Sunburst SUPERFOODS Organic Raw Carob Powder was sold in One Pound and Five Pound bags with no coding. The product is packaged in re-sealable, all-natural brown paper bags with a thin metal and thin plastic lining on the interior of the bags.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Our supplier initiated a recall of the bulk Organic Raw Carob Powder after learning that one of its customers received a positive test for Salmonella from their original lot. While sampling conducted by the manufacturer did not indicate the presence of Salmonella, we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who have purchased Sunburst SUPERFOODS Organic Raw Carob Powder are urged not to consume the product and to return it to us as soon as possible for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-228-4436, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, ET or by e-mail to [email protected].

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.