If you need a nudge to clean your spice cabinet, here’s a pretty good one: there’s a recall of spices and herbs from the spice hunter due to the possible presence of salmonella. The recall covers a variety of herbs, spices, and spice blends that are sold on the brand’s website and in retail stores in 31 states.
Sauer Brands, Inc. announced the voluntary recall on October 12th when the company’s supplier notified it of possible Salmonella contamination in certain batches of organic parsley – after the supplier previously confirmed that the raw materials it had supplied to Sauer were negative have been tested for salmonella.
After learning about salmonella, the company remembered the parsley products made from these specific raw materials. Sauer also recalled other Spice Hunter products made on the same two days the Salmonella-contaminated parsley was made, “out of caution about possible cross-contamination,”
The 29 recalled products include lots of organic parsley, Saigon cinnamon, ground cloves, sesame seeds, Herbes De Provence, pumpkin pie spice mix, seafood spice mix, coriander, garlic, green hatch chilli, Mexican spice, black pepper (ground and whole) peppercorns), paprika, Szechwan spice, Chinese ginger, white pepper, garlic, all bagel spices, chives, Italian spices, coriander, whole fennel seeds, dill, arrowroot and cayenne pepper.
Products were made for sale online (at spicehunter.com) and in retail stores, and were available for sale in 31 states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
All Spice Hunter herbs and spices that are being recalled come in small clear jars that range in size from 0.13 ounces to 2.7 ounces. To verify that you have a recalled product, you can look for one of the following batch codes in the white box on the glass label: 20217C, 20220C, 20269C, and 20270C. If you have one, they can return it to the place where you bought it for a full refund, the company says.
While there have been no reports of diseases related to salmonella-infested parsley, Sauer says, it is good to know what a salmonella infection looks like (especially since they are not all that rare). Salmonella infections usually cause symptoms such as diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and stomach cramps, and can also cause nausea, vomiting, and headaches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms usually start between six hours and six days after infection and can last between four and seven days. While antibiotics or hospitalization may be required in severe cases, most people recover well without treatment – just rest and hydration while the diarrhea persists, according to the CDC. If you have a high fever (over 30 ° C), persistent diarrhea (three days or more), bloody stools, persistent vomiting that makes it difficult to stay hydrated, or signs of dehydration (poor urination, dizziness when standing and dry mouth) have / neck) call your doctor.