Kroger Recalls Garlic Powder, Cinnamon, Pepper & Fake Bacon Over Salmonella Risk

ucm456191If you’ve bought any Kroger-brand seasonings (and/or fake bacon bits) recently, listen up: The nation’s second-largest supermarket chain has issued a recall affecting four different products that may be tainted with salmonella.

FDA testing of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in Georgia turned up salmonella contamination, so the retailer is recalling that product along with three others — Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and Kroger Bac’n Buds — that are made using the same equipment at the same facility and therefore at risk for possible contamination.

The products were sold at Kroger stores nationwide, along with these other supermarket brands operated by the company: Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s.

Kroger claims that there are no illnesses tied to the recalled products. Given the potential seriousness of salmonellosis, the company is using register receipts to alert customers to the recall. It is also calling some customers.

Customers who have purchased the following products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement (click image to enlarge) :

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