Taco seasonings recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kansas food company is recalling two taco seasoning products because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. 

Williams Foods LLC says the seasonings contain cumin that was involved in a recall initiated by its supplier, Mincing Spice Co. The company says they have not received any complaints or reported cases of Salmonellosis in connection with their products and are recalling the taco seasonings as a precaution. 

The affected products are:

  • 1 oz. packets of Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix with best if used by dates of 7/8/21 and 7/9/21
  • 1.25 oz. packets of HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium with better by dates of 7/10/21, 7/11/21, and 7/15/21 

The "Best By" date information can be found on the top part of the back side of the package. No other "Best By" dates are being recalled. 

The products are sold in Walmart and HEB grocery stores in several states including Wisconsin. 

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the above "Best By" dates are urged not to consume the product but to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-847-5608 or by e-mail at [email protected] for more information. Our customer service desk will be staffed in person from 8am to 5pm CST Monday to Friday.

For more information about the recall, please click here. 

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