Food Recall: Whole Foods and Frontier Natural Products Co-op Pepper

 

Picture of black pepper.

We are seeing the interconnectedness of our industrial food supply with the large scale recalls underway.  We’re not only dealing with tainted Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, but also a large tainted supply of ….Pepper!  From meat to spices…the pepper is tainted and is infecting our food supply with Salmonella. 

In addition to the Dutch Vally food company whose red and black pepper is being recalled, I found a list of Whole Foods and Frontier Natural Foods that have been included in the Pepper recall.   The Pepper recall has actually sickened people in 44 different states and continues to be a issue since the pepper was sold in bulk to numerous companies throughout the United States. 

March 11, 2010 – Some Whole Foods and Frontier Natural Products spices have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination of pepper included in the products.

Salmonella contamination of salami products that sickened over 249 people in 44 states has been traced to red and black pepper used in the salami. But salami isn’t the only product that used the contaminated spices.

After finding salmonella in unopened pepper samples, the FDA has asked manufacturers to recall products that used certain lots of peppers from the Mincing Overseas Spice company and the Wholesome Spice Company.

Those recalls now have worked their way down to spices sold on grocery shelves. The retail products recalled today include certain lots of:

  • Whole Foods Asian Seafood seasoning
  • Whole Foods Mediterranean Rotisserie seasoning
  • Whole Foods Mediterranean Seafood seasoning
  • Whole Foods Muchi Curry
  • Whole Foods Southwestern Grille seasoning
  • Whole Foods Toronto Steak Chicken seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Black Pepper, coarse and fine grind
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Cajun Blackened Fish Meat Seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Cracked Black Pepper
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Curry Powder
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Garlic ‘n Herb seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Greek Seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Muchi Curry
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Oriental Seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Whole Black Peppercorns
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Salad Sprinkle
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Spaghetti Seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Thai Seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Toronto Steak Chicken seasoning
  • Frontier Natural Products Co-op Veggie Pepper

The pepper recalls are not associated with the huge, ongoing recall of products containing salmonella-contaminated hydrogenated vegetable protein (HVP).

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