Supermarket chain Kroger has recalled four of its store-brand spices — Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and Kroger Bac’n Buds — over potential salmonella contamination, the company has announced.
The decision to recall the products was made after the Food and Drug Administration found salmonella present in a sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Citing “an abundance of caution,” Kroger has opted to recall all seasoning products which may have been produced on the same equipment in the facility where the contaminated item originated.
No related illnesses have been reported.
The recall affects stores under the following names across the 31 states where Kroger operates: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s.
Customers who purchased any of the affected items should not consume them, and should return them to the store for a refund or replacement.