Publix issues spice recall

Publix Super Markets, which has more than 1,000 stores in five Southern states, has voluntarily recalled four kinds of seasoning mixes that may possibly be contaminated with salmonella.

Publix says it has taken the store-brand mixes off of its shelves. Shoppers may return them for a full refund.

The grocery store operator said late Monday that the mixes were made with hydrolyzed vegetable protein supplied by Basic Food Flavors, which is based in Las Vegas.

Consumers who eat products tainted with salmonella could suffer serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly young children, frail or elderly persons and others with weakened immune systems.

Spokeswoman Maria Brous says there have been no reported cases of illness with these products.

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