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FDA orders recall of organic black peppercorns sold at Vitamin Cottage

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on organic black peppercorns sold by Lakewood-based Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets.

Multiple lots of Natural Grocers brand Organic Black Peppercorns that were sold in Colorado and other states might contain salmonella. The recall started after positive salmonella findings were found in the product supplied by Frontier Natural Products Co-op.

The product is in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label notating Julian pack on dates and pricing per pound. The lots identified by Julian packed on date include: 28-14, 13-14, 351-13, 336-13, 322-13, 305-13, 290-13, 281-13, 266-13, 252-13, 245-13.

The peppercorns were distributed to 80 stores in 13 states. Consumers can return the product to the store for credit or refund.