Friday, January 27, 2012

Organic Spice Products Recalled Even Without Looming Product Liability Claims

Although there has been no personal injury or illness reported yet, the Jones’ Seasoning Blend in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration conducted a product recall with their spice products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.

One of the ingredients in the spice products secret recipe is the organic celery seed which has been suspected to be the source of salmonella. Over the recent months, Safeway and other retailers have recalled organic celery seed because a batch of seeds was proved positive with salmonella during a routine test. The suspected seeds with salmonella were distributed between May through December.

There has been no reported illness or product liability claim as of the moment but the spice product manufacturer already pulled out the contaminated products off their retailers’ shelves in three states where they distribute their products.

The spice products affected by the recall are as follows:

• Jones’ Mock Salt Original: Organic Free Seasoning
• Jones’ Mock Sal Spicy Southwest Blend: Organic Salt Free Seasoning

Products in recall are said to have no lot number indicated on the containers or bags. However, the manufacturer is advising the consumers to discard the abovementioned products purchased from July to December, 2011.

The Jones’ Seasoning Blend provided their company contact details – 253-468-9595 – which could be reached by consumers from Monday through Friday, 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon for instructions on how to receive product replacement.

A product liability claim does not always require a malfunction or personal injury for a claim to spring. If a product is made and guaranteed to perform well in a specific manner and failed to do so due to a manufacturing defect, a product liability claim may still be made. A Los Angeles injury attorney can explain the complex nature of a product liability claim.