Garlic powder items recalled due to salmonella scare

Among the products that contain the garlic powder are bean mixes, soup powder, ranch dip, dressings and several other items in the Frontier range of foods.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also issued an advisory last week on the recall. The manufacturer issued a voluntary recall and halted all distribution of the products.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, no illnesses have been associated with the foodstuffs containing the garlic powder.

“Consumption of products containing salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the Department of Environmental Health advised. People infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, and in rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

The Department of Environmental Health and the Food and Drug Administration recommend that consumers avoid eating products that contain the garlic powder and either throw them away or return them to the point of purchase.

The full list of affected 
products can be viewed at 
www.frontiercoop.com/recall. 
For more information, call the Department of Environmental Health at 949-6696.

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