DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s time to check your spice rack.

McCormick & Company has issued a voluntary recall of its ground oregano due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The recalled product, McCormick Ground Oregano, is sold in a 0.75 oz bottle with UPC “0-523561-6” and best-by dates of AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H. The products were sold between April 4 and August 5 in Michigan and 40 other states.

This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.

McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption.

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container and contact McCormick for refund information.

Consumers with questions can contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847.


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