Washington-based food company Jones’ Seasoning Blends LLC has issued a recall of its Mock Salts products. These products are being voluntarily recalled because of a possible contamination by the Salmonella bacteria.
The Salmonella contamination is believed to be in the celery seeds that were used as ingredients to the Mock Salt. Jones’ Seasoning emphasizes that the company is not responsible for the contamination, rather the supplier of the celery seeds is. The supplier has also issued a recall on the affected celery seeds and Jones’ Seasoning has also done all efforts to make sure that the public is notified about the problem.
Salmonella is a harmful bacterium that contaminates food and infects humans. Infections caused by the bacteria are called Salmonellosis. In healthy persons, most usual symptoms of infection include fever, headache, nausea, and sometimes, bloody diarrhea. In people with weak immune systems, infection caused by Salmonella can lead to more serious medical emergencies; it can even lead to a fatal condition. At the time of the recall, no medical emergencies or conditions have been reported that are related to the recalled Mock Salt.
Detailed information about the recalled products are the following:
Product description: Mock Salt; Organic Salt-Free Seasoning
Variety: Original/Spicy South West Blend
Size and UPC code: 1.6-ounce bottle/ 094922166166/094922015600
There is no identifying lot number on the products’ packaging. Affected products are those that were sold between the 1st of July to the 14th of December, 2011. Consumers who may have bought this product are advised to either return it to the store where it was purchased, or else destroy it.
Consumers can call 253-468-9595 and ask for Miss June Jones. They can also send an email asking for instructions on how the product can be replaced.