Routine testing by the United States Food and Drug Administration has led to the recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning, the company said in A press release.
The affected products were shipped in June and July to 32 states, Bermuda and Canada, according to the company based in Hunt Valley, Md.. States include: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire , New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
No illness has yet been linked to the recall, the company said in an advisory also issued by the FDA.
Those who purchased the products were asked to throw them away in their container and contact McCormick for a replacement or refund at (800) 635-2867 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
Big Y, Kroger, Publix, Stop & Shop, Target and Walmart were among the retailers that sold the recalled products.
Most people who get sick from salmonella develop symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps within six days of exposure to the bacteria, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease usually lasts for four to seven days, and most recover without medical intervention. Yet salmonella causes 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in the United States each year, with food being the source of most of the 1.35 million infections, according to the CDC.
Founded in 1889, McCormick generates more than $ 5 billion in annual sales in 160 countries and territories.