The FDA has analyzed samples of three products, Everest Garam Masala, Everest Sambhar Masala, and Maggi Masala ae Magic, and the results showed the products 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, and New York 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. Additional details regarding the recall can be found in the FDA’s Enforcement Report.

There is concern that consumers may have the products on hand in their homes because of the long shelf life of spices. Consumers should not use the products and should throw them away, according to the warding from the Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses have been confirmed to date in relation to the products.

The products can be identified by the following information

  • Everest Garam Masala, 100 grams, coded U25D390373, with UPC: 8 901786 101009
  • Everest Sambhar Masala, 100 grams, coded U04D384296, with UPC: 8 901786 081004
  • Maggi Masala ae Magic, 6 grams, 20640 455AA

Amin Trading Agency LLC purchased these spices, not labeled for distribution in the United States, at retail stores in India, and imported and subsequently distributed in the United States.

The FDA 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 been contacted and has issued a recall notice.

The FDA has subjected the products to “Detention Without Physical Examination Of Food Products Due To The Presence Of Salmonella” under Import Alert #99-19.