Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder,
Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its
retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.
A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South
Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these
products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all
four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.
Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger
operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods
Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons,
Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen's, and Scott's.
Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves
and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts
customers who may have purchased products through
register receipt tape messages and phone calls.