February 23, 2020

Update on MDR Sambar Masala Recall For Salmonella

The recall of House of Spices (India) MDH Sambar Masala for possible Salmonella contamination has been updated. The original FDA recall notice is gone, and has been replaced. There were three lot codes and three expiration dates noted in the original recall notice.

Update on MDR Sambar Masala Recall For Salmonella

Now just one lot code and expiration date of the product is recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The recalled item is MDH Sambar Masala and it was disturbed in Northern California retail stores. The single recalled item is sold in 3.5 ounce (100 gram) boxes with the red and white MDH logo. the lot code is 48, and the expiration date marked on the package is DEC 2021.

This product is produced by R-Pure Argo Specialities and is distributed by House of Spices (India), The product was tested by the FDA and was positive for Salmonella bacteria. The recall was initiated after the tests were received.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. People usually get sick 12 to 72 hours after eating food that is contaminated with the pathogen. The illness usually lasts four to seven days.

If you have purchased this product with this lot number and expiration date, don’t use it, even if you are going to cook with it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.


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