Consumer Alert: Cilantro recalled nationwide due to possible Salmonella contamination
December 9, 2010 – Today, the FDA announced that Pablo’s Produce, Inc. of Oxnard, Ca is recalling one lot of cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Cilantro was bundled with white twist ties with black lettering spelling the word “Cilantro” and UPC # 03383801049. The twist tie also has the words “Pablo’s Produce of USA” in red and green writing. The cilantro was available for sale from November 24, 2010 through December 2, 2010.
Important Information about Salmonella
Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause intestinal illness whose symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Infants, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems are at risk of more severe disease, which can be fatal. There are about 40,000 reported cases of Salmonella each year in the U.S., but since the vast majority are not reported, the true incidence is likely to be over 1 million. There are about 15,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths every year from Salmonella infection.
Concerned about this recall?
If you would like more detailed information about this nationwide recall, you may view the official FDA press release here.
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