Hampton Creek Issues Voluntary Recall of Mixes Containing Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder Due To Possible Health Risk
According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Hampton Creek has announced that it is voluntarily recalling of 6 SKU’s of baking mixes that contain the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder because of Salmonella concerns.
The company said the ingredient, which makes up 1.31% of the mixes tested positive for Salmonella in company initiated testing program.
According to the press release, Hampton Creek notified Native Forest and their distributor, requesting "they initiate a voluntary recall of all their Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder-in all formats-with all retail and food manufacturing customers".
The affected mixes which are available nation-wide are listed below:
Salmonella is bacteria which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, frail persons and young children.
Healthy people who become infected may experience the following symptoms:
- experience fever
- diarrhea (possibly bloody)
- abdominal pain
In some rare instances, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body causing arterial infections, arthritis and endocarditis.
"As part of Hampton Creek’s testing program, 30 Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder samples were pulled and tested. 29 of the samples tested negative and one sample tested positive for Salmonella. 74 additional samples taken from other lots of the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder tested negative." Hampton Creek posted on the FDA website.
The company said that no other Hampton Creek products were affected, and there have been no reports of any health issues.
Hampton Creek said that all finished mixes released into the market tested negative for any pathogens, but they notified the FDA of the potential health risk because of the presence of Salmonella bacteria in the Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder.
Hampton Creek urged consumers who bought any of the recalled products not to eat them instead, they suggest that people should discard the products or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The company's founder said that "nothing else matters without safety" and that guidance they received from the FDA has been vital to removing affected product from the marketplace.
"You can reach me directly any time at 415.404.2372 or the company at 844.423.6637, M-F 9:00-6pm PST, and email@example.com with any and all questions or concerns.” Hampton Creek’s Founder and CEO, Josh Tetrick said.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
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