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OKLAHOMA CITY – A popular spice company is recalling one of America’s favorite ingredients because of a possible contamination.

McCormick & Company announced that it is recalling .75 oz. bottles of ground oregano.

The company says containers with an Aug. 21 or Aug. 22 ‘best by’ date could possibly be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall affects just over 1,000 cases of ground oregano.

The affected products were sent to the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia.

Customers can contact the company at 1-800-632-5847 for a refund.

Symptoms of those infected with salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled product.