Seasonings pulled for salmonella contamination


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

    The company, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, said no illnesses have been linked to the recall to date. 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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    A full list of stores that sold the affected products was not included with the recall. 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 any further consumption,” the company said. The company said that 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.

    McCormick said consumers “do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased” and urges 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. July has been a busy month for recalls with Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen, Tyson chicken, muffins, and carrots among the biggest recalls.

    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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