While many outbreaks of salmonella publicized are with food and beverages, it also can affect spices too. Which in turn can affect any dish you cook that spice with.
Salmonella causes 1 million illnesses annually in the United States, with 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most persons infected with the bacteria (there are more than 30 types) develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
Customers who have purchased the recalled products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 800-576-4377.