Cumin has been recalled in 16 countries due to possible salmonella contamination


Cumin has been recalled in 16 countries due to possible salmonella contamination

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of tubs of ground cumin because the spice may be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled products were distributed to several retailers in 16 states.

Cumin is manufactured by Lipari Foods by The International Food Company and sold in generic packaging marked "Distributed by Lipari Foods." Cumin comes in 6-ounce tubs and is sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

One specific lot is being recalled, so you will know if you have the recalled product by looking at the batch code, UPC, and expiration date. The recalled Cummins is marked with batch code 220914601, UPC 094776212620, and the best date is September 2024. You can find images of the recognized product label on the FDA website.

If you have recalled cumin in your pantry, don't eat it. Instead, please return it to the place of purchase or dispose of it.

The recall was issued after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found salmonella in cumin during testing. However, no illnesses have been reported from cumin consumption, and Lipari Foods is working with the FDA to ensure that cumin is not available for purchase.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in young children, the elderly or frail, and those with weakened immune systems. While anyone can become infected with salmonella, only healthy individuals may experience mild symptoms, including fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, salmonella infection can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

You should contact your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms or have any questions regarding a salmonella infection. If you have questions about pulling cumin, call the Lipari Foods customer service line at 800-729-3354.

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