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Company recalls paprika for health risk

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WASHINGTON, Jun 13, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- CASA Imports of Utica, N.Y., is recalling one shipment of Cora brand paprika because of a potential food poisoning danger.

The 4.25 ounce jars in the shipment might have been contaminated with Salmonella, a micro-organism that can cause serious, even fatal, illness in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The Food and Drug Administration detected the problem when it sampled the product imported from Canada.

The shipment being recalled was sold to 13 retail stores in central New York and one store in northern Pennsylvania starting May 4 of this year.

CASA has stopped distribution of the product. Consumers are advised to stop using the paprika and return the product to the company for a refund. For more information, call 800-851-8509.

Copyright 2003 by United Press International.


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