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Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Organic Black Peppercorns Due To Possible Health Risk

PHOENIX, April 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the "Company") is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Black Peppercorns
The product comes in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot #3287 on the bottom of the container and with an expiration date of October 2016. Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Sprouts Farmers Market company logo, the description: Organic Black Peppercorns.
Simply Organic Whole Black Peppercorns
As an extra precautionary measure, Sprouts Farmers Market is voluntarily recalling Simply Organic Whole Black Peppercorns. The product comes in a 2.65-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot numbers 3221 and 3262.

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http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=24610

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=24611 The recalled Organic Black Peppercorns were distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot #3287 on the bottom of the container and with an expiration date of October 2016. Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Sprouts Farmers Market company logo, the description: Organic Black Peppercorns.

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