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McCormick & Company Dips Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

by John Gomez | Last Updated: March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010 – McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, because the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalled products were distributed nationwide and sold in retail stores. Two of the recalled products were also distributed for sale in international markets. The following products are being recalled.

  • McCormick French Onion Dip Mix,  0.53-oz. pkg. (Best By: Oct 06 11, Oct 07 11, Nov 03 11, Nov 06 11, Dec 04 11, Jan 04 12, Jan 23 12) (UPC Code: 52100168609)
  • McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix, 1.25-oz. pkg. (Best By: Jun 08 11, Jul 09 11, Jul 28 11)(UPC Code: 52100063850)
  • McCormick Onion Gravy Mix, 0.87-oz. pkg. (Best By: Oct 08 11, Oct 11 11, Oct 17 11, Oct 18 11, Nov 01 11, Nov 03 11, Nov 15 11, Nov 17 11, Dec 01 11, Dec 02 11, Dec 28 11, Dec 29 11, Jan 22 12, Jan 23 12, Jan 26 12, Jan 30 12, Feb 12 12, Feb 13 12) (UPC Code: 52100098807)
  • McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing,  42-oz. (2 lb. 10 oz.) containers (Product Code: 4519BH, 4520BH, 5019BH) (UPC Code: 5210057199)

Consumption of products containing 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 (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis.

To date, no illnesses have been associated with these McCormick products.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact the Defective Product lawyers of the Gomez Law Firm today.

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