News Releases

May 9, 2012

Funfresh Foods, Inc. Recalls World Berries™ Organic "Cacao Nibs"

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding the recall of 6 ounce packages of FunFresh FoodsTM World BerriesTM Organic "Cacao Nibs" because of Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria.  E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

Product was distributed to health and natural food retail stores located in the following states:  AK, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, SC, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI, and WV.

The product comes in a 6 oz pouch with the World BerriesTM logo identified as Organic Cacao Nibs with the following UPC code 632474929022, affected lot code 161104 and the use by date for products for the affected lot 04/14, which are laser etched on the vertical edge of the back panel.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm300398.htm?source=govdelivery.

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