October 24, 2021

Achiote Molido Ground Annato Spice Recalled for Salmonella

Miravalle Foods Inc. of El Monte, CA, is recalling achiote molido, also called ground annato spice because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers who have purchases this product should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious illness.

achiote-molido-salmonellaThe recalled product was sold in 0.75 ounce packages at retail stores in California, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. The clear plastic bags are marked with lot # 0015 & #0018 on the top of the UPC number (712810005020). The company has suspended production during the investigation of the problem.

Although no illnesses were reported at the time of the recall, Salmonella can cause illness. Young children, seniors, women who are pregnant and others with compromised immune systems are most at risk. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, infections can travel to the bloodstream causing more serious illness.

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