ATLANTA - Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to a food company's recall of numerous products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Orval Kent Food Company Inc. is recalling 23 products because they may be contaminated. The products affected total 43,814 pounds and were distributed at retail stores nationwide.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed below should not consume them and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician.
The Orval Kent products are being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro that was possibly contaminated.
The cilantro was produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. of Lompoc, CA. Epic Veg, Inc. issued the notice to recall one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049 and lot 6127R on November 3, 2010.
This lot of cilantro has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. EpicVeg, Inc. distributed the cilantro to Field Fresh Foods, a produce supplier to Orval Kent.
Consumers with questions may contact Orval Kent Food Company at 800-544-1246 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Recall Coordinator Bill Schwartz may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.