Black Pepper Distributed Nationwide Recalled for Possible Salmonella

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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Dotdash Meredith / Janet Maples

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of ground black pepper distributed under the brand name Baraka. Produced by UBC Food Distributors in Dearborn, Michigan, the black pepper was sold at retail stores nationwide. The product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, although no illnesses have been reported from its use.

The potential for contamination of the ground black pepper was discovered after a routine Michigan state surveillance sample tested positive for salmonella.

How To Identify the Recalled Ground Black Pepper

The packaging has the brand name Baraka on the label and comes in 7-ounce plastic containers with the UPC Code 8 22514 26626 6 and an expiration date of January 2026 on the back of the label.

Photos of the product can be found on the FDA recall page.

Consumers who purchased the recalled ground black pepper should not use or consume it. They can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard it. Consumer questions can be directed to UBC Food Distributors at 313-846-8117, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection may include diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and/or headaches. These usually start within six hours to six days after infection. For more information on salmonella and its symptoms, visit the CDC salmonella information page.

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