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FDA finds salmonella in MDH Sambhar Masala

NRI Pulse Staff Report

Atlanta, GA, September 12, 2019: House of Spices (India) is recalling different lots of MDH Sambhar Masala after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested it positive for salmonella.

The recalled MDH Sambhar Masala was distributed in northern California retail stores, said an FDA release.

This product is produced by R-Pure Agro Specialities and distributed by House of Spices.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the FDA that the Salmonella contaminated products were distributed.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider

Consumers who have purchased the MDH Sambhar Masala, 3.5 oz (100g) are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company or may send email to or through


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