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Kroger recall on store brand spices

Posted July 28, 2015

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Kroger has recalled multiple store brand spices. Following is the FDA press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, 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.

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

Kroger Ground Cinnamon: UPC 1111070034, Codes - Sell by: May 19 18PS4, Size: 18.3 oz
Kroger Garlic Powder: UPC 1111070039, Codes - Sell by: May 18 17PS4, Size: 24.7 oz
Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper: UPC 1111070041, Codes - Sell by: May 18 and Sell by: May 19 18PS4 17.1 oz, Size: 18PS4
Kroger Bac'n Buds UPC: 1111070025, Codes - Sell by: May 20 18PS4, Size: 12.0 oz

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS.

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 28, 2015

    Thanks to Deb for sending me an e-mail about the recall!