Recalled products include Everest Brand Sambhar Masala and Garam Masala and Maggi Masala
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert advising consumers not to purchase or eat some recalled Indian spices because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled products include Everest Garam Masala, Everest Sambhar Masala, and Maggi Masala ae Magic with specific lot numbers as under.
Everest Garam Masala, 100 grams, coded U25D390373, with UPC: 8 901786 101009; Everest Sambhar Masala, 100 grams, coded U04D384296, with UPC: 8 901786 081004; and Maggi Masala ae Magic, 6 grams, 20640 455AA.
The FDA said it analyzed samples of the three products and the results showed they were contaminated with Salmonella. The products were manufactured in India and are not labeled for distribution in the United States.
All three products were imported to the United States and the products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania starting on March 16, 2023.
Amin Trading LLC initiated a recall on June 1, 2023, after test results showed the products were contaminated with Salmonella. All remaining product on hand with the recalling firm was destroyed under FDA supervision.
Most people infected with Salmonella will begin to develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness, salmonellosis, usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.
The FDA advised those who have the recalled spices to either throw them out or return them to the store for a refund. Further questions can be directed to Amin Trading at 848-271-1013.
The FDA said it has contacted the manufacturer of Maggi Masala ae Magic and they are investigating the situation. The foreign manufacturer of the two products, Everest Garam Masala and Everest Sambhar Masala, has also been contacted and has issued a press release.
The FDA said it is continuing its efforts to ensure these products are removed from the market. Additionally, the FDA has subjected the products to “Detention Without Physical Examination Of Food Products Due To The Presence Of Salmonellaâ€ under Import Alert #99-19.