Kroger recalls seasonings for possible salmonella contamination

Recall Kroger products image courtesy WRIC and WVEC 279x210 Kroger recalls seasonings for possible salmonella contaminationPopular supermarket chain Kroger has announced a sizable recall of four Kroger-brand seasonings sold in its stores. The Kroger recall was sparked by the FDA’s discovery of Salmonella in a sample of the Kroger-brand Garlic Powder sold by a South Carolina store.

According to the supermarket’s press release, the following Kroger-brand seasonings were produced in the same facility with the same equipment as the Salmonella-tainted Garlic Powder and are now under recall:

  • Kroger Bac’n Buds: 12 oz containers (Sell by: May 20 18PS4)
  • Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper: 17.1 oz containers (Sell by: May 18 18PS4, Sell by: May 19 18PS4)
  • Kroger Ground Cinnamon: 18.3 oz containers (Sell by: May 19 18PS4)
  • Kroger Garlic Powder: 24.7 oz containers (Sell by: May 18 17PS4)

The store locations affected by the Kroger recall include the following:  Huntsville, Ala; Auburn, Ala.; Georgia; South Carolina; Central and Northwest Ohio; Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Indiana (except SE Indiana, -Evansville-); Illinois; Eastern Missouri; Greater Memphis area, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Western Kentucky; Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; North Carolina; Virginia; Eastern West Virginia; Eastern Kentucky; Southeastern Ohio; Texas and Louisiana; Jay C, Dillons, King Soopers, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smiths.

Before the Kroger recall was announced, the company was unaware of any illnesses related to the Kroger-brand seasonings currently being recalled. Salmonellosis, typically caused by the consumption of contaminated food, is one the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Symptoms commonly include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure.

The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. Elderly people, infants and those with weakened immune systems may experience more life-threatening symptoms and require professional medical assistance.

For more information on the Kroger recall, contact the supermarket chain on its website,