If you need a nudge to clean out your spice cabinet, here’s a pretty good one: There’s a recall on spices and herbs from The Spice Hunter due to the potential presence of salmonella. The recall includes a variety of herbs, spices, and seasoning blends sold on the brand’s site and in retail stores across 31 states.

Sauer Brands, Inc. announced the voluntary recall on October 12 when the company’s supplier notified it of possible salmonella contamination in certain lots of organic parsley—this, after the supplier had previously certified that the raw materials it provided to Sauer tested negative for salmonella.

After learning about the presence of salmonella, the company recalled the parsley products made with those specific lots of raw material. Sauer also recalled other Spice Hunter products manufactured on the same two days that the salmonella-contaminated parsley was produced, “out of an abundance of caution regarding potential cross contamination,” according to a press release from the company.

The 29 recalled products include particular lots of organic parsley, Saigon cinnamon, ground cloves, sesame seeds, Herbes De Provence, pumpkin pie spice blend, seafood seasoning blend, coriander, garlic, green hatch chile, Mexican seasoning, black pepper (ground and whole peppercorns), paprika, Szechwan seasoning, Chinese ginger, white pepper, garlic, everything bagel seasoning, chives, Italian seasoning, cilantro, whole fennel seeds, dill, arrowroot, and cayenne red pepper.

The products were manufactured for sale online (at spicehunter.com) and in retail, and were distributed for sale across 31 states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. \

All of the Spice Hunter herbs and spices being recalled come in small clear glass jars, ranging in size from 0.13 oz to 2.7 oz. To check if you have a recalled product, you can look in the white field on the jar label for one of the following lot codes: 20217C, 20220C, 20269C, and 20270C. If you’ve got one, you can return it to wherever you bought it for a full refund, the company says.

While there are no reports of illness connected to the salmonella-tainted parsley to date, Sauer says, it’s good to know what a salmonella infection looks like (especially since they’re not all that rare). Salmonella infections usually cause symptoms like diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and stomach cramps, and can also cause nausea, vomiting, and headache, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The symptoms tend to begin anywhere from six hours to six days after infection, and can last anywhere from four to seven days. While severe cases may require antibiotics or hospitalization, most folks recover just fine without treatment—just rest and plenty of hydration as long as diarrhea persists, the CDC says. If you have a high fever (over 102°F), persistent diarrhea (three days or more), bloody stools, persistent vomiting that makes it hard to stay hydrated, or signs of dehydration (little urination, dizziness on standing, and dry mouth/throat), give your doctor a call.

Source: self.com