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Williams Foods LLC has initiated a recall of certain taco spice seasoning because its cumin supplier has recalled its product because of a positive test for Salmonella.

“These items contain cumin spice involved in a recall initiated by our supplier, Mincing Spice Co. Mincing has issued a recall for a specific lot of cumin they produced because a sample from that lot was tested by one of Mincing’s customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella,” according to the recall notice.

A portion of the lot recalled by Mincing was supplied to Williams Foods LLC. Williams is recalling its products certain Walmart Great Value taco spice packets and HEB brand taco spice packets.

The taco spice was distributed to a large number of states in addition to Washington D.C. States that received the spice are: 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 and WY.

According to the recall notice no confirmed infections or other adverse reactions have been confirmed in relation to the recalled taco seasoning.

The recalled products consist of retail packages weighing 1 ounce and 1.25 ounces. “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.

Item number Product Name Package Size Product UPC Product dates
564829444 Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix 1 oz 0 78742 24572 0 Best if used by 07/08/21
Best if used by 07/09/21
050215 HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium 1.25 oz 0 41220 79609 0 Better by 07/10/21
Better by 07/11/21
Better by 07/15/21

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

 

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