Ground Black Pepper Recalled Nationwide Due to Salmonella Contamination

Check your spice cabinet ASAP for this product.

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Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RDReviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

The Food and Drug Administration just announced an active nationwide recall on ground black pepper. This is due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

The Baraka branded black pepper was sold in 7-ounce plastic containers. The recalled shakers have a UPC of “8 22514 26626 6” and an expiration date of January 2026 on the back of the label. The potentially contaminated black pepper was sold at various retailers across the U.S.

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Salmonella infection can be a serious illness for those age 65 or older, immunocompromised or pregnant, or for young children. Common symptoms include fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea, and symptoms may not begin for up to six days after infection. If you’re experiencing signs of sickness after consuming the recalled black pepper, contact your health care provider immediately.

While there are no illnesses connected to this recall, the affected product tested positive for Salmonella, so consumers are urged to return the recalled black pepper to its place of purchase for a full refund. Plus, Salmonella can easily spread to other food and surfaces, so be sure to dispose of any food containing the black pepper and follow the Department of Agriculture’s safe handling and cleaning guidelines.

For questions pertaining to this recall, contact the company at 313-846-8117, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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