McCormick & Co. Inc. has recalled its ground oregano spice because of possible salmonella contamination.
The voluntary recall of McCormick's .75 ounce Ground Oregano bottle with "best by" dates of Aug. 21, 2016 and Aug. 22, 2016 does not apply to any other McCormick ground, whole or oregano leaves products. The recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped to Maryland and 40 other states.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children and people who are elderly or have weakened immune systems. Symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, infection with salmonella can lead to more severe illnesses.
McCormick said no illnesses have been reported in connection with the potential oregano contamination, which was brought to McCormick's attention by the FDA during routine testing.
Grocery retailers and customers should get rid of the affected spice bottles in a way that would prevent further consumption, McCormick said. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store.
Anyone seeking a refund or replacement should contact the company's consumer affairs department at 1-800-632-5847.
Here are the product details:
McCormick Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6)
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 900356
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H
SHIPPING DATES: April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014