Check your spice rack if you shop at Kroger or Kroger-owned stores (Dillons, Fred Meyer and others). Kroger has recalled four store-brand spices due to possible salmonella contamination: Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds. 

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A sample of Kroger garlic powder was tested by the FDA in North Augusta, South Carolina. The test revealed traces of Salmonella. While no illnesses have been reported, Kroger has recalled the garlic powder and three other seasonings produced in the same facility as a precaution.

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The recalled products were sold in Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. In addition to Kroger stores they were sold in other Kroger-owned stores, including Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen's and Scott's.

The recalled products are:

  • Kroger Ground Cinnamon, 18.3 oz. - UPC #1111070034 Sell by: May 19 18PS4
  • Kroger Garlic Powder, 24.7 oz. - UPC #1111070039 Sell by: May 18 17PS4
  • Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, 17.1 oz. - UPC #1111070041 Sell by: May 18 18PS4 or Sell by: May 19 18PS4
  • Kroger Bac'n Buds, 12.0 oz. - UPC #1111070025 Sell by: May 20 18PS4

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. Symptoms can take from 12 to 72 hours to appear.

Kroger has removed the recalled spices from store shelves and has begun calling customers who may have purchased these products.

Customers who have purchased the recalled spices should return them to a store for a full refund or a replacement product. Customers may contact Kroger at 800-576-4377 with questions or visit their website for more information. (Photo: FDA Flickr/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

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Muriel Vega is a writer with a passion for budget travel and staying safe while abroad. A Georgia State University graduate, she has over 6 years of editorial experience and has written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Billfold, among other outlets. In her free time, you can find her baking pies, playing with her two dogs and cat, or planning her next vacation. She spends way too much time on Twitter, one of her favorite social media channels. Her favorite safety tip: Make sure you have all the necessary shots before you go abroad.