June 28, 2007|
Jessica A. Chittenden
Robertís American Gourmet Food, Inc.
Veggie Booty Snack Food all lots and sizes
Robertís American Gourmet Food, Inc. of Sea Cliff, New York is recalling Veggie Booty Snack Food all lots and sizes , because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Veggie Booty was distributed nationwide and also in Canada through local distributors, internet sales, phone orders, mail orders and retail outlets.
Veggie Booty is sold in a flexible plastic foil bag in a 4 oz., 1 oz., and Ĺ oz. package. The brand name is Robertís American Gourmet, and all codes and expiration dates of Veggie Booty are being recalled.
Robertís American Gourmet has been notified by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 51 cases of Salmonella across 17 states, associated or related to the consumption of the Veggie Booty, predominately in children of three years of age or younger. Based on the information provided by the CDC and FDA Robertís American Gourmet has decided to conduct this recall as a precautionary measure, even though there are no confirmed positive results in the finished product yet.
The investigation is ongoing at the company and we have ceased production and distribution of the product pending results of the investigation by the FDA and the company.
Consumers who purchased Veggie Booty and still have the product in their homes should discard the contents of the package and contact us at 1-800-626-7557 for reimbursement of your purchase. Anyone with any questions pertaining to the situation may also contact us at 1-800-626-7557.
2007 Consumer Alerts