Food & Drink

The chain store’s taco seasoning has an allergen. The label doesn’t tell you about it


A labeling snafu has led to the mass recall of 4.5-ounce Meijer Taco Seasoning in six states.

According to the FDA-posted recall notice written by manufacturer McCormick & Company, the seasoning contains milk, but the label doesn’t say so. That’s a problem for those with milk allergies, the more serious of which can be fatal.

The recalled seasoning went to Meijer stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan. On the bottom of the bottle will be either a best by date of “AUG 04 20 H” and “AUG 05 20 H.”

McCormick made this pre-emptive recall with greater thoroughness than usual for undeclared allergen recalls.

“McCormick has alerted Meijer Foods to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent further consumption,” the notice states. “Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container.”

Customers with questions can call 1-800-632-5847, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m, Eastern time.