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Indian spices recalled in 11 states due to salmonella

Three Indian spice products sold in 11 US states were recalled by importers on Friday after testing positive for salmonella.

Amin Trading Agency LLC is the company that initiated the recall, but the spices garam masala and sambal masala that are being recalled are the Everest brand and a product of Everest Food Products Private Limited, Gujarat, India. .

Masala spices sold by Nestlé subsidiary Maggi were also recalled. There have been no reports of illness associated with any of the three spice products.

Everest never intended to sell its products to the American market. The spice was instead sourced directly from Indian retailers by Amin Trading, according to a recall statement issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

Maggi products were also to be sold only in the Indian market. Instead, starting March 16, the spice went on sale in New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Ohio.

Everest’s product was sold in 100-gram boxes and Maggie’s was sold in 6-gram boxes.

Salmonella infections can cause gastrointestinal upset and fever, and symptoms appear within 12 to 72 hours after a victim first becomes infected. The disease usually lasts from 4 days to 1 week.

The FDA has since notified Everest of the positive salmonella test, but the FDA is still trying to contact McGee to let them know as well. Indian spices recalled in 11 states due to salmonella

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