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Amaranth Grain recalled in 17 states because of Salmonella contamination


Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc., of Milwaukie, OR, is recalling Bob’s Red Mill brand Organic Amaranth Grain Gluten Free because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The product was distributed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, as well as internationally in the Philippines.

Recalled product:

# Product Description Recall Number Classification Code Information Product Quantity Reason for Recall
1 Organic Amaranth Grain Gluten Free, Bob’s Red Mill brand, packaged in Standup Pouch (24oz). Each case consists of 4/24 oz. pouches. RETAIL Pouch UPC 0 39978 02910 2. RETAIL Case UPC 10039978029109. Organic Amaranth Grain Gluten Free, Organic Amaranth Grain, packaged in Kraft paper bulk bags (25 lbs). BULK bag UPC 0 39978 10910 1. The RETAIL label is read in parts: “***BASIC COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Pifaf: Bring 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt to a boil in a medium pot. Add 1 cup amaranth, reduce heat and simmer, covered until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes***Cereal: Bring 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 tsp salt to a boil in a medium pot. Add 1 cup amaranth, reduce heat and simmer, covered until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes***”. The BULK label is read in parts: “***Basic Cooking Instructions: Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add 1 cup amaranth. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes***”. less… F-1580-2022 Class II RETAIL Pouch (24oz): Mfg: 6000S244 Lot code: 319825 Best By: 27 APR 2024 Mfg: 6000S244 Lot code: 322372 Best By: 11 JUN 2024 BULK Bag (25lb): Mfg: 6000B25 Lot code: 320968 Best by: 06 MAY 2024 4,424.5 cases (4/24 oz. pouches per case); 26 bags (25 lbs. per bag) Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use immediately and discard or return the product for credit or a refund.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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