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Posted August 16, 2014

McCormick Ground Oregano Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On August 13, 2014, McCormick & Company, Incorporated issued a voluntary recall of McCormick Ground Oregano (0.75 oz bottle) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella infection can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Recalled McCormick Ground Oregano was shipped between April 4 and August 5, 2014 to the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV. It was also shipped internationally to Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Indonesia, Jamaica, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Virgin Islands. It can be identified by the following:

  • UPC Number: 0-523561-6
  • McCormick Item Number: 900356
  • BEST BY dates: AUG 21 16 H, AUG 22 16 H

Consumers who have purchased recalled McCormick Ground Oregano do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased but should dispose of the product and its container, and may contact the company for a replacement or full refund.

For tests of another McCormick brand spice, see the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review.

See Related Warnings:

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For more information about this recall, use the link below.