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A recent recall by Kroger is affecting West Virginia residents. Four different seasonings have been recalled by the grocery store due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, which makes them dangerous or defective products. If consumed, these spices could cause some serious health conditions and illnesses. For consumers who have any of the listed spices below, it is advised that the seasonings be returned to the store for a full refund or thrown away.

Currently, Kroger is recalling its cinnamon, garlic powder, coarse ground black pepper and Bac’n Bud. The cinnamon has a sell by date of May 19, and the affected size is the 18.3-ounce bottle. The garlic powder has a sell by date of May 18, and the affected size is the 24.7-ounce bottle. The pepper has a sell by date of May 18 and May 19, and the affected size is the 17.1-ounce bottle. The Bac’n Buds has a sell by date of May 20, and the affected size is the 12-ounce bottle.

West Virginia is not the only state to be affected, as there are nearly 20 total states impacted by this huge recall. These include various states in the South, such as Texas and Louisiana. A few states in the Midwest, such as Indiana, are also impacted by this Kroger recall.

Dangerous or defective products, including spices, can wreak havoc on one’s life. The consumption of salmonella can be very serious and result in various symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool and fever. The symptoms typically develop anywhere from 12 to 72 hours after ingestion and can last as long as a week, so it is important that consumers who believe they have been infected with salmonella visit a doctor for treatment. If one is diagnosed with a salmonella infection, it may be possible to recover monetary damages to help cover medical expenses and lost wages via a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of the product. 

Source: wtvr.com, “Kroger recalls four spices over salmonella contamination concerns“, July 28, 2015