You may want to think twice before using nutmeg this season – as two brands of nutmeg has been recalled, the Food and Drug Administration reported on its website.
Frontier Natural Products Co-Op, manufactured with non-organic nutmeg and sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brand, may have been contaminated with salmonella.
"Consumption of products containing salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” according to the FDA’s website. “Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditic and arthritis."
The recalled nutmeg was sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada.