Company shuts after rat infestation discovered

July 26, 2012 10:06:56 AM PDT
An East Bay company that sells natural foods nationwide is shut down and has issued a voluntary recall of affected foods after state health inspectors discovered its Fremont warehouse had a rat infestation.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Herb and Natural Food Company says the company is saddened by the infestation and has been cooperating with authorities since it was discovered.

The company, which sells and distributes bulk spices, herbs, teas and oils, has been under an embargo since July 11, which they say ensures no impacted goods were shipped.

The spokesperson says it has been working with the state Department of Health on the recall.

The following San Francisco Herb products with the specific lots numbers below are included in the recall:

Carob Raw Powder P351 Lot 090018
Chicory Root Roasted Granules G440 Lot 120056
Fennel Seed Whole W170 Lot 110155
Green Tea, Gunpowder C/S C837 Lot 100181
Hops Flower W890 Lot 110020
Lavender Flower Medium Whole W985 Lot 120033
Marigold Petals Whole W1087 Lot 100196
Olive Leaf Organic Whole W01119 Lot 090286
Paprika Sweet Powder P1251 Lot 090048
Parsley Leaf C/S C1255 Lot 110107
Pau D'Arco Bark C/S C1270 Lot 100266
Rose Hips Organic Whole W01430 Lot 090324
Rosemary Leaf Whole W1445 Lot 010017
Senna Pods Whole W1520 Lot 110220
Spearmint Leaf Organic C/S CO1565 Lot 110171
Thyme Leaf C/S C1631 Lot 110197


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