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Seasonings pulled for salmonella contamination

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  • McCormick & Company has recalled three seasonings in 32 states for possible salmonella contamination.
  • Walmart, Target, and Kroger stores are among the retailers that sold affected products.
  • July has been a busy month for recalls, with sunscreen, chicken, and carrots among the biggest memories.

McCormick & Company Inc. voluntarily recalls three of its seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. According to the recall notice posted on Tuesday’s Food and Drug Administration website, the three seasonings are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning, and Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning.

The company, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, said no illnesses have been linked to the recall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people who get ill from salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

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The recall did not include a full list of stores that sold the affected products. According to the retailers still, select Walmart, Target, and Kroger stores sold the seasonings. “McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent further consumption,” the company said. The company said the affected products were shipped to 32 states, Bermuda and Canada between June 20 and July 21.

States that received the products are Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

July has been a busy month for recalls, with Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen, Tyson chicken, muffins, and carrots among the biggest recalls. McCormick said consumers “do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased” and urged them to “dispose of the recalled product and its container.” Contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, for a replacement or full refund and with questions.

McCormick seasoning Recall 2021

The following products are part of the recall:

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31-ounce bottle

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25-ounce bottle

  • UPC: 052100038254
  • McCormick item number: 901455463
  • Affected date codes: JUN 30 24 H, JUL 01 24 H

McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75-pound bottle

  • UPC: 52100325743
  • McCormick item number: 932574
  • Affected date code: Jun 12 24 H

Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153-gram bottle

  • UPC: 066200021047
  • McCormick item number: 901543520
  • Affected date codes: BB / MA 2022 SEP 06

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