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Kroger Recalls Seasonings After FDA Finds Salmonella

Kroger Recalls Seasonings After FDA Finds Salmonella

July 29, 2015 — The major supermarket chain Kroger Co. has recalled four seasonings due to possible contamination with Salmonella. No reports of food poisoning have been linked to the products.

Recalled seasonings include:

  • Kroger Ground Cinnamon
  • Kroger Garlic Powder
  • Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • Kroger Bac’n Buds

The seasonings were sold in 31 states at dozens of supermarkets, including Kroger, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s.

The products should be returned to the store. They should not be consumed, even if you have already eaten some without getting sick.

Contamination was discovered during routine testing by the FDA. One sample of garlic powder purchased at a store in North Augusta, South Carolina tested positive for Salmonella. Kroger recalled all seasonings produced at the same facility on the same equipment “out of an abundance of caution.”

Several recalls have already been issued for garlic powder this year, including products sold at Whole Foods.

About one million Americans are sickened with Salmonella every year. While most recover within a few days without needing medical attention, the illness can be life-threatening — especially for people with vulnerable immune systems.

Symptoms of infection typically begin 12-72 hours after ingesting contaminated food, and may include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps, and more. These symptoms can last for up to seven days.

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