New York firm recalls organic flour from Spain because of Salmonella concerns

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After receiving a notice from its supplier in Spain, a New York company is recalling certain boxes of Tiger Nuts brand flour because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Tiger Nuts Inc. of Newburgh, NY, sold the implicated flour to retailers in Oregon and Missouri and three online bakers, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Tiger Nuts Inc. was notified by their Spanish growers Tiger Nuts S.L. in Valencia, Spain, that a customer in Germany had reported Salmonella content in their Tiger Nuts extra fine flour,” according to the recall notice.

“The supplier Tiger Nuts S.L. and the German customer are continuing to investigate the occurrence and are keeping us (the New York company) updated. The specific (flour) we received in November 2020 was completely sold through by January 2021.”

As of May 27 no illnesses had been confirmed in the United States in relation to the recalled flour.

There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the flour in their homes because its expiration date is not until October this year.

To determine whether they have the implicated flour in their homes, consumers should look for the following information on 1-kilo boxes (2.2 pounds): tan and blue boxes with the UPC number 7 00161 41013 6 and a sticker with the expiration date of October 2021.

Consumers are urged to not use the flour and to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers can contact Tiger Nuts Inc. at 305 407 3844.

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