Asafoetida Powder Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination
According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Shakti Group USA LLC is recalling various sizes of L. G. Compounded Asafoetida Powder (used to add both aroma and taste to food) due to potential Salmonella contamination.
About the Potential Salmonella Contamination of the Asafoetida Powder
The Shakti Group USA LLC of New Brunswick, New Jersey is recalling both the 50 gm and the 100 gm sizes of their Asafoetida Powder that are coded with Lot Number 2323 due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
The products are packaged in white screw cap plastic bottles with the UPC 840222000149, Lot Number: 2323. The products were sold and distributed in Ohio, Virginia, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania through various retail stores.
After a sampling was conducted by U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the sample revealed that the products were contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria and a recall was initiated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Since the recall and initial testing, the Shakti Group has ceased both production and distribution of the product.
Potential Side Effects of Salmonella Illness
Salmonella is an organism that can cause sometimes fatal infections in both children and the elderly. Healthy people with a Salmonella infection might experience fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to the organism being released into the bloodstream which can cause more severe arterial infections such as endocarditis and arthritis.
As of right now, no Salmonella illnesses have been reported.
Consumers who have purchased the powder are urged to return it to the place of purchase in exchange for a full refund.