Ground oregano shipped to Illinois and Iowa recalled for Salmonella risk

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Ground Oregano, photo from McCormick's website

More than 1,000 cases of ground oregano shipped around the world, including to Illinois and Iowa, have been recalled due to a possible Salmonella risk.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 McCormick and Company issued the voluntary recall for McCormick Ground Oregano, .75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 (as seen on the label), with code dates best by Aug 21, 16 H and Aug 22, 16 H, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recall affects 1,032 cases shipped to most of the U.S. and other countries between April 4 and August 5, 2014.

“This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products,” said the FDA.

The FDA said Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

“The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing,” said an FDA spokesperson.

No illnesses have yet been reported in connection with the recall, the FDA said.

If you have the recalled product in your home, you are urged to dispose of it and the container.

For a replacement or full refund contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

McCormick item number: 900356. UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6).