Walmart brand taco mix recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 26, 2019

Williams Food LLC is recalling Great Value and HEB brand taco seasoning mix because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled items contain cumin which was recalled by Mincing Spice Co. because a sample of the spice that was tested was found to be potentially contaminated with salmonella, according to the FDA.

Item numberProduct NamePackage SizeProduct UPCProduct dates
564829444Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix1 oz0 78742 24572 0Best if used by 07/08/21
Best if used by 07/09/21
050215HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium1.25 oz0 41220 79609 0Better by 07/10/21
Better by 07/11/21
Better by 07/15/21

There have been no consumer complaints or reported cases of Salmonellosis in connection with these products, according to the FDA.

Salmonella 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, 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the above "Best By" dates are urged not to consume the product but to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-847-5608 or by e-mail at for more information.