Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. grocery-store chain, is recalling several spices and seasonings over concerns the products may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recall issued Monday impacts the following items: Kroger Bac'n Buds, 12 ounces; Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, 17.1 ounces; Kroger Ground Cinnamon, 18.3 ounces; Kroger Garlic Powder, 24.7 ounces.
Store in which the products were sold include: Michigan; Georgia; South Carolina; Auburn; Alabama; central and northwest Ohio; Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Indiana, except southeast Indiana and Evansville; Illinois; eastern Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; western Kentucky; Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; North Carolina; Virginia; eastern West Virginia; eastern Kentucky; southeastern Ohio; Texas; and Louisiana.
Kroger warns if eaten, it could result in severe illness.
Typical symptoms of salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. These symptoms generally develop within one to three days of exposure to the bacterium and may last for up to a week. While anyone can become ill from exposure to salmonella, health officials say the risk of infection is particularly high for children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.