Williams Foods LLC has recalled taco seasoning sold at Walmart, H-E-B, and other stores under the Great Value® and HEB brand-names due to a risk of Salmonella contamination in the cumin spice.
The recall involves the following products:
- Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix: Best if used by 07/08/21 and 07/09/21
- HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium: Better by 07/10/21, 07/11/21, and 07/15/21
No illnesses were reported, but infections with Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning illnesses.
The potential contamination was traced back to cumin produced by Mincing Spice Co. Both of the recalled taco seasonings listed above contain the recalled cumin.
The recalled product was sold in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY
The symptoms of Salmonella often include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The FDA warns that in some cases, an infection with Salmonella can result in a bloodstream infection, arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, or death.