Sunday, March 13, 2011
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The Georgia Department of Agriculture said last Wednesday that McCormick was recalling several products made with hydrolyzed vegetable protein due to bacteria contamination. That press release was actually a year old, based on a recall last March, when the department mistakenly sent it out again as breaking news.
The department subsequently issued a note saying it regretted the error in the news release, which was titled "McCormick & Company recalls dip, gravy mixes due to possible Salmonella contamination."
McCormick said "there is no food safety issue and no recall" of those products.
That doesn't mean the company has an all-clear. Federal and state regulators said this month that McCormick is recalling Golden Dip Tempura Seafood Batter Mix because the product has the potential to contain milk.
"People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product," Georgia's agriculture department said.
The recalled item was sold in eight-ounce cartons with UPC code 4123470132 and a "Best Buy" date of Oct. 8, 2012. The date code can be found printed in white ink on the bottom of the carton. The product was sold in grocery stores in 15 states, including Georgia. Consumers may contact McCormick's consumer affairs team at 800-632-5847 for replacements, refunds or instructions on what to do with the product.