Spices sold at Food 4 Less, other grocery stores recalled

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NEW YORK — Ground cinnamon, garlic powder, coarse ground black pepper and bac’n buds made by Kroger are being recalled because the spices may be contaminated with salmonella, the company said.

The recall, announced July 31, involves in 31 states and these stores: Kroger, 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.

The spices are marked with “Sell by” dates of May 18, 2017, May 18-20, 2018.

(Photo: Kroger)

(Photo: Kroger)

A sample of garlic powder form a store in North Augusta, South Carolina, tested positive for the bacterium during FDA sampling, Kroger said. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the spices.

Customers who bought the spices should not use them, but rather return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. Kroger can be contacted at 1-800-KROGERS.