Earth Circle Issues Carob Powder Recall

Earth Circle Organics recalls Organic Carob Powder for possible Salmonella contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba) has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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.

Earth Circle Organics has taken immediate action to recall Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. Earth Circle Organics is working closely with the FDA on this matter. Earth Circle Organics is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America.

  • Product SKU: CRBP16ow; Lot #: 3642, 3404, 3221, 3267; UPC Code: 894932002283; Exp Date: 6/5/2015
  • Product SKU: CRBP5lb; Lot #: 3405, 3262; UPC Code: 894932002733; Exp Date: 6/5/2015
  • Product SKU: CBP20lb; Lot #: 3487, 3387, 3292; UPC Code: 813313011485; Exp Date: 6/5/2015
  • Product SKU: CRBP55lb; Lot #: 201901, 196201, 194801, 188901, 0786; UPC Code: 894932002740; Exp Date: 6/5/2015

Consumers with questions may contact Earth Circle Organics at 530-273-3663 ext 216, Monday – Friday from 9 am-5 pm PST. Email correspondence can be sent to

Review Date: 
July 24, 2014