McCormick recalls ground oregano for possible salmonella risk

McCormick, the maker of popular spices, is voluntarily recalling one of its spices due to a possible salmonella risk.

The company states its .75 oz containers of ground oregano with an August 21 or August 22 "best by:" date could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a news release.

The recall affects more than 1,000 cases of ground oregano shipped to 41 states, including Colorado. 

The product subject to this recall is:

McCormick® Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle 
UPC NUMBER:  52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6) 
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER:  900356 
AFFECTED DATE CODES:  BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H 
SHIPPING DATES:  April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014 
STATES SHIPPED TO:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV 
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO:  Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Indonesia, Jamaica, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Singapore,Thailand, and Virgin Islands

The potential risk was brought to McCormick's attention by FDA during routine testing. 

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased.  Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. 

Customers can contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 800-632-5847 for a refund or replacement.

More information on the recall can be found on the company's website.

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