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FDA recall should help ensure a salmonella free Taco Tuesday

Before you begin prepping your ingredients for this week’s Taco Tuesday, your going to want to double-check any seasoning mix you may have purchased. Williams Foods LLC has issued a recall of 2 varieties of taco seasoning due to salmonella concerns originating from the cumin spice they contain. Mincing Spice provides the cumin for Williams Foods’ seasoning mix, and a sample of their cumin tested positive for salmonella. 


Recalled Items:

564829444 Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix

1 oz. UPC 0 78742 24572 0

Best if used by: 07/08/2021 and 07/09/2021


050215 HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium

1.25 oz. UPC 0 41220 79609 0

Better by: 07/10/2021

Better by: 07/11/2021

Better by: 07/15/2021


Salmonella can lead to salmonellosis, and is especially concerning for children and the elderly. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, symptoms of salmonellosis are often “fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.” 

The taco seasoning were sold in more than 40 states including Washington DC. As of the time of this posting, there have been no illnesses reported due to salmonella from these seasonings. We’d like to keep it that way, so please be sure to throw out any of the above mixes. And let’s be honest, we shouldn’t be using mixes any way, we should be making these spices from scratch! Consumers with questions about the recall can contact their customer service center at 1-800-847-5608.

To read the full FDA recall, click here: