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Taco seasoning mix recalled over concerns of Salmonella contamination

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 18:09:33-04

KANSAS — Williams Foods LLC in Kansas has initiated a voluntary and precautionary recall of taco seasoning mixes that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

They have issued the voluntary recall for the following items:

Item numberProduct NamePackage SizeProduct UPCProduct dates
564829444Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix1 oz0 78742 24572 0Best if used by 07/08/21
Best if used by 07/09/21
050215HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium1.25 oz0 41220 79609 0Better by 07/10/21
Better by 07/11/21
Better by 07/15/21

The company states that the items contain cumin spice involved in a recall initiated by their supplier, Mincing Spice Co.

Mincing issued the recall for a specific lot of cumin they produced after it was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. A portion of the lot recalled by Mincing was supplied to Williams Foods, LLC. The recall is precautionary as to date, there have been no consumer complaints or reported cases of Salmonellosis in connection with these products, according to Williams Foods.

The potentially affected product consists of retail packages weighing 1 – 1.25 oz.

The "Best By" date information can be found on the top part of the back side of the package. The product is sold in select retail grocery stores located in Washington, DC and the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY.

No other "Best By" dates are being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the above "Best By" dates are urged not to consume the product but to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-847-5608 or by e-mail at customerservice@chg.com for more information. Our customer service desk will be staffed in person from 8am to 5pm CST Monday to Friday.

On Salmonella

Salmonella 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.