McCormick & Co. on Wednesday announced the recall of several of its popular seasonings because of 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 more than 30 U.S. states and to Canada and Bermuda.
No illnesses associated with the recalled products have been reported, according to McCormick.
McCormick said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted the company to a salmonella risk it discovered during routine testing. This recall only affects cases that were shipped on the affected date codes.
McCormick has alerted grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product to prevent any further consumption.
Instead of returning the products to the place of purchase, consumers should dispose of them and contact McCormick at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, or to get more information.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with salmonella typically experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, the company said.
Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for more on salmonella.
SOURCE: McCormick & Co., news release, July 28, 2021