Friday, March 12, 2010

McCormick Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from HVP Ingredient Expands to Include Additional "Best By" Dates

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) is expanding a March 5, 2010 recall to include additional "Best By" dates 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.

"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. For updated information, go to the CDC and FDA websites.

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 Onion Gravy Mix sold in 0.87-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S. 
McCormick Onion Gravy Mix
Under UPC code 52100098807
"BEST BY" Dates
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    
Additional "Best By" Dates
OCT 7 11 OCT 9 11 OCT 10 11 OCT 16 11
NOV 2 11 NOV 16 11 JAN 29 12  

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix sold in 1.25-ounce packages, shipped nationwide. 
McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100063850
"BEST BY" Dates
JUN 08 11 JUL 09 11 JUL 28 11
Additional "Best By" Date
JUL 08 11    

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing sold in 42-ounce (2 lb. 10 oz.) containers, shipped to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and also to Louisiana, Texas.
McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing
Under UPC code 5210057199
Product Codes
4519BH 4520BH 5019BH
Additional Product Code
4520AH    

McCormick French Onion Dip Mix sold in 0.53-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S.
McCormick French Onion Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100168609
"BEST BY" Dates
OCT 06 11 OCT 07 11 NOV 03 11 NOV 06 11
DEC 04 11 JAN 04 12 JAN 23 12  

Contact the McCormick Consumer Hotline at 1-800-632-5847 or consumer_affairs@mccormick.com for a replacement or reimbursement.  Live assistance is available on the Hotline from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday.

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