Sauer Brands, Inc. Recalls The Spice Hunter Products due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Sauer Brands, Inc. recalled The Spice Hunter Products due to potential contamination of Salmonella, a bacterial disease that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems. 

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), common signs and symptoms of a person infected with Salmonella often experience fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, the disease can progress to something more severe such as infected aneurysms, which is the enlargement of an artery; endocarditis, which is the infection in the inner lining of the heart; and arthritis, which is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints.

The recalled product was distributed in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. The product was produced for sale at retail and

The products included in the recall are the following:

  • Organic Parsley
  • Saigon Organic Cinnamon
  • Madagascar Cloves
  • Gourmet Sesame Seeds
  • Herbes De Provence
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Seafood Grill & Broil
  • Coriander
  • California Garlic
  • Green Hatch Chile
  • Mexican Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Szechwan Seasoning
  • Fine Black Pepper
  • Chinese Ginger
  • Muntock White Pepper
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Everything Bagel Crrunch
  • Malabar Black Peppercorns
  • Freeze-Dried Chives
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Cilantro
  • Fenne Seeds
  • Dill Weed
  • Arrowroot
  • Cayenne Red Pepper
  • Herbes De Provence

Sauer Brands, Inc. was recalled after a routine sampling in a later lot of the finished product found the bacteria. Due to this, the later finished product lot was not released and continues to stay in a quarantined state.

In response to this, Sauer Brands, Inc. has provided information to the retailers who have purchased the recalled product. They urge retailers to contact their customers to facilitate the return of the contaminated products.

The company also encourages consumers who have purchased the spice hunter products to stop using the product immediately and to return it to point-of-sale for a full refund and that a receipt is not required for this.

No other Sauer Brands, Inc. products were affected or involved in this recall. There have also been no reported illnesses to date. 

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