Taco Tuesday trouble: Seasoning mix recalled due to unlabeled allergen
The latest FDA product recall could put a serious damper on Taco Tuesday.
Spice maker McCormick & Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling bottles of taco seasoning mix after it was discovered that a number of dairy-free varieties of the spice blend were incorrectly filled with taco seasoning containing whey, which is a milk derivative and could result in health problems for people with milk allergies.
According to a statement by the FDA, the company is recalling the 24 oz. Club Size McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix, which has a UPC code of 52100302461 with best by date codes between June 27, 2018 and Sept. 16, 2018.
"This recall does not impact any other sizes of McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix or McCormick products," according to the FDA.
In individuals with milk allergies, an allergic reaction to milk or milk derivatives can cause hives, stomach upset, vomiting and in very rare cases, anaphylaxis, the FDA says.
So far, McCormick has received one notice of an allergic reaction related to the product covered by this recall.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased, but they're urged to throw it away, and grocers have been advised to remove the product from store shelves. People who purchased the product and have concerns can contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847.
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