An Oxnard spices company issued a voluntary recall for some of its oregano, because of concern about possible salmonella contamination.
Olde Thompson Incorporated is recalling more than a thousand cases of its Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano, which is sold in 2.2 ounce glass jars. In a press lease from the Federal Food and Drug Administration, officials say the potential contamination was discovered during routine sampling of raw materials, and that no illnesses have been reported. The product being recalled isn’t sold locally, but is sold on the East Coast, and in the South by a warehouse store chain.
People who’ve already used the product could experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, and in rare cases it can become serious enough to require hospital treatment.
Olde Thompson is the largest maker of salt and pepper mills in the world, and sells a number of spices.