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Pacific International Marketing Cilantro Recall Lawsuit

A Salinas, CA establishment is now recalling more than 6,000 cartons of cilantro that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The cilantro in question was distributed to retailers in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina, and Missouri. If you have purchased Pacific International Marketing cilantro included in this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Free Pacific International Marketing Cilantro Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become severely sickened after consuming Pacific International Marketing cilantro included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Pacific International Marketing and we can help.

What’s the problem?

December 9, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Pacific International Marketing is recalling a variety of cilantro products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The cilantro included in this recall was distributed in Pacific International Marketing cartons of 60 bunches, 30 bunches and 20-3 bunched sleeves. The product can be identified by the word ‘Pacific’ printed on the twist tie and the UPC code 33383 80104. The UPC code for sleeves is 40695 80104. If you have purchased Pacific International Marketing cilantro after November 16 but before December 10, you should return it as soon as possible.

The contamination was identified as the result of a positive FDA salmonella test taken at the distributor level. The cilantro involved in this recall originates from Salt River Farming of Phoenix, AZ. The source of the contamination remains unknown.

Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)

Eating food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can lead to salmonellosis, an extremely serious bacterial foodborne illness. Salmonellosis infections can be life-threatening, and are especially dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. The most common signs and symptoms of a salmonella food poisoning infection include:

  • diarrhea
  • abdominal chills
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting that can last up to a week

Salmonella bacteria have been reported to cause illnesses in humans for over a century. Today, it is the most common form of bacterial food poisoning reported in the United States. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), salmonellosis infects millions of Americans each year, with the majority of cases going unreported.

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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Pacific International Marketing cilantro recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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