Amin Trading Agency LLC, of Edison, NJ, is recalling various masalas over possible Salmonella contamination.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on June 1, 2023, and is ongoing.

Distributed to retail stores in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey and New York.

Recalled products:

  • Everest Garam Masala, 100 grams, Packaged in paper cartons. 120 cartons per case — 300 cartons
  • Everest Sambar Masala, 100 grams, Packaged in paper cartons. 120 cartons per case — 270 cartons
  • Maggi Masala ae Magic, 6 grams, Packaged in plastic sachets. 1920 sachets per case — 24,384

Anyone who purchased the recalled product should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has used any of the recalled masalas products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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