Jones’ Seasoning Blends, LLC. announced a voluntary recall of Jones’ Mock Salt Original as well as Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend due to the potential contamination of Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall.
This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination of the celery seeds ingredient used in Jones' Mock Salt. Jones' Seasoning Blends LLC is not responsible for the contamination of Salmonella. The supplier of the celery seeds has been recalling the product and Jones' Seasoning Blends LLC has also taken every action possible in notifying the public.
The following affected products were directly distributed to grocery stores and markets in California, Minnesota, and Washington. The products also were sold through internet orders on www.jonesmocksalt.com: Jones’ Mock Salt Original - Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 oz bottles (UPC 0 94922 16616 6), 12 oz bags (UPC 0 94922 07199 6) and 16 oz bags (0 94922 16616 6); Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend - Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 oz bottles (UPC 0 94922 01560 0). There is no lot number identifying the bottles or bags. Any products purchased from July 1, 2011 to December 14, 2011 should be destroyed. See the FDA announcement.