Everest Brand Sambhar Masala and Garam Masala in the U.S. Due to Possible Health Risk - 7/6/23


Company Announcement Date: June 30, 2023
FDA Publish Date: June 30, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages; Spices, Flavors & Salts; Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement: Potential Foodborne Illness-Salmonella
Company Name: Everest Food Products Private Limited
Brand Name: Everest
Product Description: Sambhar Masala and Garam Masala spices

Everest Food Products Private Limited of Gujarat, India, has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that samples of their products, Sambhar Masala and Garam Masala, have tested positive for Salmonella. These products were not distributed by Everest Food Products Private Limited, and they were not intended for distribution or sale in the U.S. market.

Amin Trading Agency LLC, Edison, New Jersey, sourced our products from Indian markets and distributed them in the U.S. market. Amin Trading Agency LLC is recalling these products because they have 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 people 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.

The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported to date. The following products are being recalled:

    Brand: Everest Food Products
    Unit Size: 100gm
    Date of Manufacture: January 2023
    Expiration Date: March 2024
    Batch #: U25D390373
    UPC #: 8 901786 101009
    Brand Name: Everest Food Products
    Unit Size: 100gm
    Date of Manufacture: January 2023
    Expiration Date: March 2024
    Batch #: U04D384296
    UPC #: 8 901786 081004

Consumers should not consume the recalled products and should dispose of the products. Read more about this recall on the FDA website.


*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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