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Peppercorn gift set recalled over mold concerns


Something South African LLC of Seattle, WA, is recalling their Peppercorn Collection Gift Set because mold (Aspergillus brasiliensis) and Ochratoxin A were detected in the Malaysian Long Pepper.

The recall was initiated when the firm’s supplier notified them that mold (Aspergillus brasiliensis) and Ochratoxin A were detected in the Malaysian Long Pepper.

The product was sold at the World Market stores nationwide and on the World Market e-commerce website www.worldmarket.com.

Recalled Product:

  • The affected Malaysian Long Pepper is visible through a sleeve of the Peppercorn Collection Gift Set (SKU 549153). 
  • This set has the net wt. 4.87oz/138g and UPC 6 009686 793712. 
  • This set consists of eight different kind of dried peppers and each kind is packaged in a sealed glass tube.
  • The gift set that contains the affected Malaysian Long Pepper has the Best Before End (BBE) date of JUN/2024 and Batch 494951-T printed on the back side of a package. 

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased or received the Pepper Collection Gift Set are urged to dispose of the Malaysian Long Pepper tube or return the kit to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Aspergillus spores can cause allergic reactions or infections. Symptoms range from asthma or cold-like symptoms to fever and chest pain, among many others. A full list of symptoms is available on the CDC’s website.

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