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McCormick & Company Initiates Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from HVP Ingredient

For information contact:
McCormick Corporate Communications: John McCormick 410-771-7110

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2010 - Sparks, MD - McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, because the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

"Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis."

To date, no illnesses have been associated with these McCormick products. For updated information, go to the CDC and FDA websites.

Recalled products were distributed nationwide and sold in retail stores. Two of the recalled products were also distributed for sale in international markets. The following products are being recalled.

McCormick French Onion Dip Mix sold in 0.53-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S.

McCormick French Onion Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100168609
"BEST BUY" Dates
  OCT 06 11  |  OCT 07 11  |  NOV 03 11  |  NOV 06 11  |  DEC 04 11  |  JAN 04 12  |  JAN 23 12  

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix sold in 1.25-ounce packages, shipped nationwide.

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100063850
"BEST BUY" Dates
    JUN 08 11    |    JUL 09 11    |    JUL 28 11    

McCormick Onion Gravy Mix sold in 0.87-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S.

McCormick Onion Gravy Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100098807
"BEST BUY" Dates
   OCT 08 11   |   OCT 11 11   |   OCT 17 11   |   OCT 18 11  
   NOV 01 11   |   NOV 03 11   |   NOV 15 11   |   NOV 17 11  
   DEC 01 11   |   DEC 02 11   |   DEC 28 11   |   DEC 29 11   
   JAN 22 12    |   JAN 23 12    |   JAN 26 12    |   JAN 30 12   
   FEB 12 12    |   FEB 13 12   |                        |   

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing sold in 42-ounce (2 lb. 10 oz.) containers, shipped to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania.

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing
Under UPC code 5210057199
Product Codes
      4519BH      |      4520BH      |      5019BH      

Contact the McCormick Consumer Hotline at 1-800-632-5847 or consumer_affairs@mccormick.com for a replacement or reimbursement. Live assistance is available on the Hotline from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday.

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