FDA: Organic, health foods recalled for salmonella, allergy concerns

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      {}CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced several organic food recalls due to health concerns.A nationwide recall of Organic Carob Powder by Earth Circle last week has affected products made with the powder including GoMacro's MacroBars for possible salmonella contamination.The recalled MacroBars will be clearly marked as either "Almond Butter + Carob" with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or "Sunflower Butter + Chocolate" lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15) and in a foil wrapper.The bars were sold across the country and internationally by retail stores, mail order and direct delivery. If you have purchased one of these bars, you can take it back to where you bought it for a full refund.Salmonella concerns have also led to a recall of TJX Companies' "ecoato" Sweet Paprika Powder. The FDA did a routine spot check and found salmonella in some of their samples.The seasoning was sold between June 2014 and July 2014 at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores in 19 states including South Carolina. The specific product being recalled comes in a 160 gram, light green tin package and is marked as lot #8147, with an expiration date of October 2015.Anyone who has purchased this powder is asked to return it to any T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-926-6299.The third recall affects Carmel Food Group's Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli and involves allergens not listed on the product label. It was sold in retail stores nationwide.The recall is for the frozen 8 oz package with UPC number 7-85030-55557-6. Only one code date is affected with a sell-by date of April 9, 2015.

      FDA officials said the recall was announced after some packages labeled Butternut Squash were found that have ravioli pieces with a different filling. That filling may include milk, egg, and soy ingredients.

      If you bought this ravioli you can return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call the company at 510-429-0356. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time.

      No illnesses have been reported in any of these three recalls.