If you find yourself not feeling so great after “Taco Tuesday,” you might want to check the expiration date on the taco seasoning you used in your ground meat.
Williams Food LLC has issued a voluntary recall for its off-brand taco seasoning sold at Wal-Mart and H-E-B Grocery stores.
“This recall is being conducted because we were notified by Mincing Spice Co., that a portion of a specifically identified lot of cumin that they supplied to us was tested by one of their customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with salmonella,” a press release from the company states. “To date, we have not had any reported illnesses as a result of this issue and are conducting this recall voluntarily out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our customers.”
Consumers who have purchased the product with the “Best if used by” dates of 07/08/21, 07/09/21 for Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix, and 07/10/21, 07/11/21 and 07/15/21 for H-E-B Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium are urged not to consume the product but to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella germs can cause:
• Diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.
• The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
• In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.
• In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.
• People more likely to get a serious illness are children younger than 5 years, adults older than 65 years and people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness.
Consumers with questions may call Williams Food LLC at 800-847-5608 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.