Date: July 25, 2019


Williams Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling the products listed above due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This recall is being conducted because we were notified by Mincing Spice Co., that a portion of a specifically identified lot of cumin that they supplied to us was tested by one of their customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. To date we have not had any reported illnesses as a result of this issue and are conducting this recall voluntarily out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our customers.

The affected products are listed on the table above and can be identified by the product name, product number, product size and code date printed on each package. No other products are affected by this recall.

To fulfill our joint responsibility to the consumer to provide a safe food product, we request your assistance in the removal of this product from distribution.

Please promptly return the enclosed response form, stating whether or not you have any recalled products. If you do have recalled products, discontinue distributing them, segregate the products in a secure place, and contact Georgine Marbach  at (210) 352-6062 for information and assistance regarding disposition instructions.  If you determine that you have further distributed the affected product, please notify your accounts of this recall.  If helpful, you can include a copy of this recall notice to assist your accounts in identifying the affected product.

Please return the attached response form immediately, with the requested information, via fax to (210) 227-9304 or Email to customerservice@chg.com.  If you have any technical questions, please contact Juan De Leon at (210) 352-6013.

This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.