Recall Watch: Salmonella-Spiked Spices


Summer grillers and crab boilers should watch what they eat.  A number of rub mixes and seasonings are being recalled on salmonella concerns.

Seasonings with Adam, Rex and Carniceria labels contain a specific lot of ground red pepper that tested positive for the harmful bacteria after it initially tested negative.

The spices were sold in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico through retail stores, online, by mail order and direct delivery.

Salmonella symptoms include fever, nausea and vomiting in healthy people and serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. If the bacteria reach the bloodstream, they can lead to more severe illnesses such as arterial infections.

A number of products have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination in recent months, including nonfat dry milk products sold nationwide.

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While it’s more likely to be found in meat or milk, it can be found on fruit, vegetables and seafood.

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