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McCormick recalls 3 seasonings for possible salmonella; Walmart, Target, Kroger among stores that sold spices

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McCormick & Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling 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, which is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, said no illnesses have been linked to the recall to date.

Most people who get ill from salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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, but select Walmart, Target and Kroger stores sold the seasonings, according to the retailers' recall webpages.

"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 affected products were shipped to 32 states, Bermuda and Canada between June 20 and July 21, the company said.

McCormick & Company is recalling three of its spices for possible salmonella contamination.
McCormick & Company is recalling three of its spices for possible salmonella contamination.

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.

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McCormick said consumers "do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased" and is urging 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

  • UPC: 052100049731

  • McCormick item number: 901582629

  • Affected date codes: MAY 26 24 K, MAY 27 24 K, JUN 04 24 K, JUN 05 24 K

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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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: McCormick recall 2021: Seasonings pulled for salmonella contamination

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