NAC Foods Corporation of Palisades Park, New Jersey is announcing a voluntary recall of the Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and Stem Arnica due to inaccurate usage information on the product label. The current label states ‘Use to enhance the flavor of your favorite dish.’ The label should have stated: ‘Recommended for external use only.’ NAC Foods, a packer of spices and chilies has been informed that the Arnica if taken in large quantities can be harmful. Therefore, as of March 1, 2011, NAC Foods will no longer pack or distribute Arnica.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA). No other NAC Foods products are affected by this recall.
The product was distributed to retail outlets in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
The recalled products are as follows:
ARNICA FLOWER: UPC 707425900334, item number #508, net weight .25 oz
STEM ARNICA: UPC 707425900655, item number #630, net weight .5 oz
To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.
The recall was initiated after the company received communication from a key account that a customer raised concerns regarding the product label and usage information.
Consumers who have purchased the Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and the Mi Pepito Stem Arnica are urged to return the product to the store it was purchased immediately for a full refund or call NAC Foods. Consumers can contact the company at 201-592-8920 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.