Check Your Spice Cabinet: Ground Cumin Is Being Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The recall was mandated after the Food and Drug Administration was alerted that a sample of ground cumin tested positive for salmonella.

Before reaching for the cumin when you make dinner tonight, be sure to check the container's label. The spice is the subject of a recent voluntary food recall by Lipari Foods due to a potential salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall was mandated after the FDA was alerted that a sample of ground cumin collected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested positive for salmonella. The product was manufactured by International Food and sold in 6 ounce tubs. It has "Distributed by Lipari Foods" on the label, a lot code 220914601, and a best-by date of September 2024.

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The recalled products were distributed to retail stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses in connection with the recalled cumin. If you have ingested the product and are worried about salmonella poisoning, symptoms of infection typically include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The FDA cautions that salmonella infections can be serious in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The FDA states that consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. Instead, it should be returned to the point of purchase.

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