Starwest Botanicals is recalling Starwest Organic Celery Seed (Whole) as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The affected celery seed is packaged in Mylar 1lb and 2 oz pouches. The product was distributed in several ways. It was either shipped directly to customers, sold on-line or mail order consumers, or held for pickup by consumers at Starwest Botanicals, and was sold between April 26, 2011 and December 14, 2011.
This recall includes the following:
- Starwest Botanicals Celery Seed (Whole) 2oz. with UPC 7-6796310619-3 and lot number F7073 found on the bottom of the pouch
- Starwest Botanicals Celery Seed (Whole) 1 pound with UPS 7-6796307864-3 and lot number 40203 found on the bottom of the pouch
- Starwest Botanicals became aware of the potential contamination after being notified by a customer
No other Starwest spices have been affected by this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date.