Kroger, the grocery store chain, has a nationwide recall on several of its spices that have tested positive for Salmonella. The four spices in question are: Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Power, Kroger Bac’n Buds, and Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper.
Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, serves customers in 2,626 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger also owns and operates other stores where the four recalled spices could have been purchased. These stores include: Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Foods Co., Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Jay C, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s. Although Kroger responded quickly by removing all the recalled products from its stores, it acknowledges that some customers purchased the products before removal.
Salmonella poisoning symptoms include:
• Abdominal cramps
• Blood in the stool
In severe cases, the Salmonella infection can spread from the intestines to the blood stream, then to other body sites and can cause death.
According to the FDA, no reports of illnesses have been made at this time although the products were shelved in May 2015.
If you or someone you know has recently purchased any of the four recalled spices and experienced any of the Salmonella symptoms including death, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 800-594-4884.