News Releases

August 1, 2014

California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers Not to Eat VR Green Farms Jarred Food Products Because of Botulism Risk

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

VR Green Farms of San Clemente, California, is recalling the following varieties of jarred food products: Pine Nut Basil Pesto, Pickled Farm Mix, Old World Tomato Sauce, Sundried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, Tuscan Grilling Sauce, and Pasta Sauce. These food products were sold under the VR Farms label and packaged in Mason-style glass jars with screw-on metal lids. The product labels do not include any coding or "use by" dates. View photos at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm407545.htm.

The products were sold at the VR Green Farms stand in San Clemente, California and via the Internet to consumers throughout the United States.

Botulism toxin is odorless and colorless. Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should discard them immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags and place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash. Wear gloves when handling these products or wash your hands with soap and running water.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm407542.htm.

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