Check Your Pantry: McCormick Recalls Various Seasonings Over Possible Salmonella Risk

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  • Four varieties of McCormick spices have been recalled by the brand in 32 states and Canada over possible salmonella contamination.

  • Various sizes of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning are affected.

  • Consumers and retailers are advised to throw the seasonings away immediately.

This week, McCormick & Company, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of four popular seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. The products were shipped to 32 states, and consumers and retailers are advised to get rid of any affected batches immediately.

Per an announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only certain batches of four bottled seasoning blends sold under the brand names McCormick and Frank’s RedHot are being recalled. All were shipped between June 20 and July 21:

  • McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31 oz. bottle (with best-by dates May 26, May 27, June 4, and June 5, 2024)

  • McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25 oz. bottle (with best-by dates June 30 and July 1, 2024)

  • McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75 lbs. bottle (with best-by date June 12, 2024)

  • Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153 g bottle (with best-by date September 6, 2022)

Affected batches were sent to Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin, as well as Canada and Bermuda. You can read a full list of the recalled products and their barcode numbers at the FDA’s site.

Salmonella infection is a common type of food poisoning that most often causes diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps, as well as nausea, vomiting, and headache, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms usually appear six hours to six days after infection, lasting four days to a week. Roughly 1.35 million Americans experience salmonella infection each year.

Most people recover from salmonella on their own, the CDC explains, especially by drinking extra fluids as long as diarrhea lasts. In severe cases, antibiotics or hospitalization may be required. Children under 5, adults 65 and over, and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to contract infections and severe illness.

If you suspect you have salmonella infection or experience diarrhea for more than three days, diarrhea with a fever higher than 102°F, bloody stools, prolonged vomiting, or signs of dehydration, the CDC advises contacting your doctor as soon as possible.

McCormick says that consumers who find recalled seasonings in their homes should dispose of the products and their containers immediately. If you bought any of the affected products, you can reach out to McCormick Consumer Affairs for a full refund at 1-800-635-2867.

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