McCormick & Company is recalling a specific brand of its taco seasoning because some dairy-free bottles were inadvertently filled with a product containing whey, which can cause severe reactions in people allergic to milk.
The company said it is pulling 24 oz. Club Size Original Taco Seasoning Mix with best buy dates of June 27, 2018 and Sept. 16, 2018. The products were shipped to stores nationwide.
McCormick said it has received one report of an allergic reaction related to the product covered by the recall. In sensitive individuals, an allergic reaction to milk can cause hives, stomach upset, vomiting and in very rare cases, anaphylaxis, a rapid onset allergic reaction that can be fatal.
McCormick has told grocery outlets to remove the affected product from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy it in a manner that would prevent further consumption.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to throw it out and call McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund.