Variety may be the spice of life, but you probably don’t want Salmonella in that mix. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a look at your spice collection today: Three popular seasoning mixes are being voluntarily recalled over possible Salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports. Here’s what to know.
Which spices are part of the recall?
McCormick & Company, Inc. initiated the recall of four of their products. The possible Salmonella contamination was discovered during a routine FDA inspection, but at this point, no illnesses related to this incident have been reported. The products that are part of the voluntary recall include:
McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100049731
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901582629
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY MAY 26 24 K, BEST BY MAY 27 24 K, BEST BY JUN 04 24 K, BEST BY JUN 05 24 K
McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100038254
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901455463
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY JUN 30 24 H, BEST BY JUL 01 24 H
McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75 lbs. bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100325743
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 932574
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY Jun 12 24 H
Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153g bottle
UPC NUMBER: 066200021047
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901543520
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BB / MA 2022 SEP 06
The recalled products were shipped throughout the United States, Bermuda, and Canada between June 20, 2021 and July 21, 2021.
What to do if you own any of the recalled spices
At this point, McCormick has alerted customer and retailers who sold the products of the recall and instructed them to destroy any of the affected products.
If you’ve purchased any of the recalled seasonings, there’s no need to return them to the store. Instead, safely dispose of both the spices and their containers. To get a replacement, full refund, or ask any questions about the recall, consumers can call McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm EST.