Recall of Pickled Products Issued by Company Due to Potential for Botulism Poisoning 

The California Department of Public Health advises against eating numerous Shamshad Food jarred food products  

because they were made outside of its Cannery Program and may contain Clostridium botulinum.   

Botulism toxin in inadequately prepared canned and jarred foods can cause rapid illness and death.

Southern California grocery stores like Woodland Hills Market, Q Market, and Wholesome Choice Market sold the food.  

 Consumers who see the product for sale should call the health department's toll-free complaint line at

 Shemshad received a Notice of Violation from the agency in January 2024, and the investigation may lead to license revocation.  

The Los Angeles-based company Shemshad is voluntarily recalling its Litteh Pickle and Pickeled Diced Vegetables, Eggplant, Garlic  

And HaftBijar items. These Shemshad items come in 16-ounce glass jars with screw-on metal covers.  

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