Watch out moms, there might be something frightening lurking in your spice drawer.
The Federal Drug Administration has announced that Earth’s Pride Organic Oregano is being recalled due to a possible Salmonella contamination. The product is manufactured by Olde Thompson Inc., out of Oxnard, California.
The recalled spice is sold in 2.2-ounce glass jars with cork lids, and the lot numbers, which appear on the bottoms of the jars, are: 060367, 060692, 061252, and 061864. The product was sold exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club between January 1 and July 10, 2013 in the following states: CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, and VA.
The FDA urges that if you have the recalled product, that you do not ingest it, and to dispose of the product and its container immediately.
The FDA warns that Salmonella causes salmonellosis in humans and animals. Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever and are known in some cases to require hospitalization and cause serious complications or even death in young children or others with compromised immune systems.
If you have already consumed the product and have concerns about your health, please consult your healthcare provider immediately. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.
So far, the FDA reports that no illnesses have been reported. The contamination was discovered during routine sampling of raw materials.