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Recall: Multiple brands of spices and herbs recalled due to possible salmonella

Posted October 24, 2020 8:28 a.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2020 2:58 p.m. EDT

The Spice Hunter product labels (photo courtesy FDA.gov)

Various spices, herbs, seasonings and mixes from The Spice Hunter, Great Value, Full Circle and other brands have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. North Carolina is one of the states that received the recalled products.

The Spice Hunter Recall

Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed HERE including various parsley, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, pepper, paprika, cilantro, dill weed, fennel seeds, sesame seeds, Herbes De Provence, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Seafood Grill & Broil and more.

These products come in clear glass jars marked with lot codes 20217C, 20220C, 20269C and 20270C on the white field on the label.

The recalled products were distributed to the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recall is taking place because one of their suppliers notified Sauer of the potential presence of salmonella in specific lots of organic parsley. According to the recall notice, "Those lots of parsley were used on two specific days in our production. We are recalling other products produced on those same days out of an abundance of caution regarding potential cross contamination."

The notice goes on to indicate, "While Sauer is aware of no reports of illness to date, that relate to these products, Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, and believe you may have been exposed to Salmonella, please report to a medical provider." See the full recall notice on the FDA website.

Recall for Great Value, Full Circle and Other Brands

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling select parsley and Herbes De Provence products due to possible salmonella contamination.

According to the FDA notice, they have issued the recall "for a lot of parsley because a sample was tested by one of HQO’s customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. A portion of the lot recalled by HQO was supplied to Red Monkey Foods, Inc and subsequently repacked into consumer containers for parsley and was also used to manufacture herbes de provence which was then sold in consumer containers. To date, there have been no consumer complaints or reported cases of Salmonellosis in connection with these products."

The recalled product consists of retail packages weighing 0.3-0.65 oz that were distributed to all fifty states and Puerto Rico for sale at retail.

See all the details and the list of specific recalled products on the FDA website HERE.

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