Spice producer McCormick and Co. initiated the recall voluntarily after positive tests for Salmonella turned up at one of its facilities. No illnesses or injuries associated with contact with or consumption of the affected product have been reported to date.
The recall involves 0.75-ounce bottles of McCormick Ground Oregano, bearing UPC code 0-523561-6 and code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H; the recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.
The affected product was shipped to several US states, as well as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and other countries. The recall reportedly affects 1,032 cases of the product.
McCormick staff reportedly has issued alerts to customers and retailers, indicating they should discontinue use of products and dispose of unused portion. The company will provide customers with full refunds for the purchased product.
McCormick representatives have not been available for comment. FoodProductionDaily will provide updates on the incident as soon as they are available.
While Salmonella contamination of oregano is not common, such incidents are not unheard of. Approximately one year ago, Olde Thompson recalled jars of its Earth’s Pride ground oregano due to contamination concerns.