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McCormick Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from HVP Ingredient Expands to Include Additional "Best By" Dates


McCormick Corporate Communications
Jim Lynn


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 11, 2010 – SPARKS, MD – McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) is expanding a March 5, 2010 recall to include additional "Best By" dates 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 Onion Gravy Mix sold in 0.87-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S. 

McCormick Onion Gravy Mix
Under UPC code 52100098807
"BEST BY" Dates
OCT 08 11OCT 11 11OCT 17 11OCT 18 11
NOV 01 11NOV 03 11NOV 15 11NOV 17 11
DEC 01 11DEC 02 11DEC 28 11DEC 29 11
JAN 22 12JAN 23 12JAN 26 12JAN 30 12
FEB 12 12FEB 13 12  
Additional "Best By" Dates
OCT 7 11OCT 9 11OCT 10 11OCT 16 11
NOV 2 11NOV 16 11JAN 29 12 


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

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100063850
"BEST BY" Dates
JUN 08 11JUL 09 11JUL 28 11
Additional "Best By" Date
JUL 08 11  


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

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing
Under UPC code 5210057199
Product Codes
Additional Product Code


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 BY" Dates
OCT 06 11OCT 07 11NOV 03 11NOV 06 11
DEC 04 11JAN 04 12JAN 23 12 


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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