Recall Alert: Grocery chain recalling spices for Salmonella concerns

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The Kroger Co. announced Monday, July 29, 2015, it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

The Kroger Co. announced Monday, July 29, 2015, it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

A grocery chain is recalling a number of spices for possible Salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration said Kroger is recalling its ground cinnamon, garlic powder, coarse ground black pepper and Bac’n Buds.

The FDA said a sample of garlic powder tested was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Ground Cinnamon 1111070034 Sell by: May 19 18PS4 18.3 oz
Kroger Garlic Powder 1111070039 Sell by: May 18 17PS4 24.7 oz
Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper 1111070041 Sell by: May 18 18PS4
Sell by: May 19 18PS4
17.1 oz
Kroger Bac’n Buds 1111070025 Sell by: May 20 18PS4 12.0 oz

So far, no illnesses have been reported.

As a precaution, Kroger is recalling all four spices processed on the same equipment.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: 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.

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Officials said customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS.

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