Kroger is recalling four spices over concerns about salmonella.
The spices being recalled are:
- Kroger Bac'n Buds: 12 oz containers UPC: 1111070025
- Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper: 17.1 oz containers UPC: 1111070041
- Kroger Ground Cinnamon: 18.3 oz containers UPC: 1111070034
- Kroger Garlic Powder: 24.7 oz containers UPC: 1111070039
Salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickens 1 million every year in the United States. Of those 1 million, 19,000 require hospitalization and 380 are killed.
"Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, in some, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized," the CDC reports.
The recall affects the following Kroger stores, as well as those in Texas.
Affects: Kroger Stores located in Georgia; South Carolina; Auburn, Alabama; Central and Northwest Ohio; Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Indiana (except SE Indiana, -Evansville-); Illinois; Eastern Missouri; Greater Memphis area, 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; Jay C, Dillons, King Soopers, Fry's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smiths