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House Of Spices (India) Issues Recall of "MDH Sambar Masala" Due To Salmonella Contamination

Last updated March 1, 2020

Approved by: Lester Fahrner, MD

House of Spices (India) is recalling different lots of “MDH SAMBAR MASALA”, 3.5oz (100g) UPC code 6291103750327. This product is produced by R-PURE AGRO SPECIALITIES and distributed by HOUSE OF SPICES (INDIA). This product was tested by FDA through a certified laboratory to be positive for Salmonella.


Company Announcement Date: September 11, 2019

FDA Publish Date: September 11, 2019

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Soup

Reason for Announcement: Salmonella

Company Name: House Of Spices India

Brand Name: MDH

Product Description: MDH SAMBAR MASALA

House of Spices (India) is recalling different lots of “MDH SAMBAR MASALA”, 3.5oz (100g) UPC code 6291103750327. This product is produced by R-PURE AGRO SPECIALITIES and distributed by HOUSE OF SPICES (INDIA). This product was tested by FDA through a certified laboratory to be positive for Salmonella.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider

The recalled MDH SAMBAR MASALA was distributed in northern California retail stores. The Lot Code and Expiration date is as follows:

The product comes in a 3.5 oz (100g), in a box with red and white MDH Logo. Below are pictures of the product.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the FDA that the Salmonella contaminated products were distributed.

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First uploaded: March 1, 2020
Last updated: March 1, 2020