Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to a seasoning blend garlic powder being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.

The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, has recalled its Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder because it has an ingredient produced by a supplier that may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

Kroger is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder sold in 2.5-ounce jars with code dates of Sell By: Dec 03 11PS2 and Sell by: Dec 04 11PS2 under the following UPC code: 1111066599.

The mass retailers who have sold this product are located in 31 states. Those stores are Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and should return it to place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain.

Those with questions may contact Kroger at (800) 632-6900 or visit their website: http://www.kroger.com.