FDA warns – Johnny’s 5oz Parmesan Garlic Seasoning recalled due to undeclared sesame

Portland, Oregon-based Oregon Spice Company has recalled Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning in 5-ounce plastic bottles because of the potential presence of undeclared sesame, according to the FDA.

Consumers who live with an allergy or serious sensitivity to sesame are urged against consuming the product to avoid the risk of a major, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction.

Initiated by Oregon Spice Company on April 10, 2024, the recall covers products that were distributed to Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertson’s, and Safeway stores across the following U.S. states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska. The product was also made available for purchase via Amazon.com and online orders via the brand website, http://www.johnnysfinefoods.com/.

Affected units of Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning come in 5-ounce plastic spice bottles topped with a green cap and bearing a “Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic” label. The bottles have an ink jet at the bottom and have printed best-by (“BB”) dates of 04MAR26, as well as the code 0644 19:48 to 21:41.

Company officials first took action after being alerted by a distributor, who found that the packaging of the sesame-containing product does not list sesame as an allergen and/or ingredient on its ingredient label.

Oregon Spice Company has not received any reports of related illness at the time of the FDA announcement, but anyone with a sesame sensitivity who may have purchased an impacted unit is asked to refrain from consuming it. Consumers have the option of discarding the item or bringing it back to the point of purchase to receive a complete refund.

Further questions may be directed to the company at 503-238-0664 or via email at customerservice@oregonspice.com, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


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