Seasoning company announces recall

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A Washington state company is recalling some of its products, the U.S. Drug and Food Administration said today.

Jones' Seasoning Blends LLC announced "Jones' Mock Salt Original," as well as "Jones' Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend" is being pulled due to potential contamination with salmonella.

The organism 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 can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

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

This action has been initiated due to possible contamination of the celery seeds ingredient used in Jones Mock Salts. The supplier of the celery seeds has been recalling the product and Jones' Seasoning Blends has also taken every action possible in notifying the public, according to the company.

The following affected products were directly distributed to grocery stores and markets in California, Minnesota, and Washington and sold at www.jonesmocksalt.com:

Jones' Mock Salt Original, Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 ounce bottles, 12- and 16-ounce bags.

Jones' Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend, Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 ounce bottles.

There is no lot number identifying the bottles or bags and the company advises any products bought from July 1 to Dec. 14 should be destroyed.

For more information call 253-468-9595.

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