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July 31, 2012 > San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company announces voluntary nationwide recall

San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company announces voluntary nationwide recall

Submitted By Sam Singer

San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company announced July 26, a voluntary recall of 16 specific lots of San Francisco Herb products due to the potential contamination of filth. San Francisco Herb is working with the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take corrective measures and address any health concerns. The recalled products were primarily sold over the internet in the United States.

The following San Francisco Herb products with the specific lots numbers below are included in the recall:

Carob Raw Powder P351 Lot # 090018
Chicory Root Roasted Granules G440 Lot # 120056
Fennel Seed Whole W170 Lot # 110155
Green Tea, Gunpowder C/S C837 Lot # 100181
Hops Flower W890 Lot # 110020
Lavender Flower Medium Whole W985 Lot # 120033
Marigold Petals Whole W1087 Lot # 100196
Olive Leaf Organic Whole W01119 Lot # 090286
Paprika Sweet Powder P1251 Lot # 090048
Parsley Leaf C/S C1255 Lot # 110107
Pau D'Arco Bark C/S C1270 Lot # 100266
Rose Hips Organic Whole W01430 Lot # 090324
Rosemary Leaf Whole W1445 Lot # 010017
Senna Pods Whole W1520 Lot # 110220
Spearmint Leaf Organic C/S CO1565 Lot # 110171
Thyme Leaf C/S C1631 Lot # 110197

The Lot # can be found on the back side of the 1 LB (16oz) packages of the above products on a small, white rectangular sticker located on the bottom half of the back side of the package. The name of the product is on the first line and the product number and Lot # is on the second line. Only products with the specific Product #s and Lot #s above are subject to the recall.

A statement from San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company said in part, "San Francisco Herb and Natural Food Company is saddened by the recent discovery of a mouse infestation at its Fremont warehouse. Since its discovery, and in full cooperation with the regulatory authorities, the company has taken immediate steps to isolate and remedy the problem."

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them; if refund or replacement is desired, consumers should remove the white sticker found on the back of the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund or replacement may contact Dr. Fahimeh Niroomand of San Francisco Herb & Natural Foods Company at 510-770-1215, ex. 115.

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