Newly Weds Foods, Inc., of Chicago, IL, is recalling over six million pounds of various products, ranging from batter and breader mixes to seasoning rubs and marinades, because products may contain Salmonella.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on May 26, 2023, and is ongoing.

The 6,465,115 pounds of recalled products can be found by clicking here and going to the FDA’s enforcement report page. Once on the page click on the “Quick Search” tab and type “Newly Weds Foods” into the search bar. Lastly, click search and a list of the hundreds of recalled products will appear.

The products were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and in Canada.

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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