Natural Grocers issues voluntary recall on organic elderberries
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery retailer, is voluntarily recalling Natural Grocers Brand 4-ounce Organic Whole Elderberries after being notified by its supplier of the potential presence of Salmonella.
The company’s voluntary recall is on the FDA website.
To date, the company said in the recall notice that it has received no reports of illness or injury.
“After initially certifying that this product had tested negative for Salmonella and was fit for human consumption, our supplier subsequently notified the company of the potential presence of Salmonella in specific lots of organic elderberries,” the company said the voluntary recall.
The company advised consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use immediately and discard or return the product for credit or refund. The product, according to the recall notices, was distributed to 159 Natural Grocers stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Consumers with questions may contact the company’s customer service line at 303-986-4600, ext. 80801, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain time.