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THURSDAY July 29, 2021
McCormick & Co. announced on Wednesday the recall of several of its popular seasonings due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Included in the recall are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning.
The products were shipped between June 20 and July 21 to over 30 US states as well as Canada and Bermuda.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled products, according to McCormick.
McCormick said the United States Food and Drug Administration alerted the company to a risk of salmonella found during routine testing. This reminder only affects cases that were shipped on the affected date codes.
McCormick has alerted grocery stores to immediately remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers, and to destroy this product to prevent further consumption.
Instead of returning products to the place of purchase, consumers should dispose of them and contact McCormick at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, for a replacement or a full refund, or to get more information.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with salmonella usually have fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can lead to the body entering the bloodstream and producing more serious illnesses, the company said.
Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to learn more about salmonella.
SOURCE: McCormick & Co., press release, July 28, 2021
Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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