MILWAUKEE — McCormick has issued a voluntary recall of ground oregano in 0.75 ounce bottles because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The oregano was shipped between April 4 and Aug. 5, 2014, to stores throughout the country including Washington and Oregon.
The only product affected by the recall is McCormick ground oregano with a UPC code of 0-523561-6 and a best by date of Aug. 21 16 H and Aug. 22 16 H.
No other McCormick ground, whole or oregano leaves are affected.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Salmonella symptoms in healthy people include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, a salmonella infection can get into the blood stream and produce more severe illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.