Kroger Recalls Two Seasoning Blends

CINCINNATI, April 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of two Kroger-brand seasoning blends due to possible bacterial contamination.

The FDA said the Kroger Co. of Cincinnati recalled its “Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder” and “Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper” because they might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

The recalled products were sold in 31 states by various supermarkets, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

The Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder being recalled displays code dates of “DEC0312PS2″ and “DEC0412PS2,” while the Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper was sold with code dates of “NOV0512PS2,” “DEC0312PS2″ and “DEC2812PS2.”

Customers who have purchased the recalled seasonings can return them for a refund or replacement. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-632-6900.

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