A Florida establishment is now recalling all lots of its Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen that can cause serious sicknesses in young children, frail or elderly individuals, and others with compromised immune systems. The basil in question was distributed to retailers and wholesalers in Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island.
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What’s the problem?
September 7, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a press release informing the public that Sanith Ourn Farm, an Indiantown, Fl., establishment, is currently recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
390 pounds of basil was shipped to retailers and one wholesaler in WA, OR, and RI in 10lb. shipping containers marked with FLT DATE of 8/23/11 and 8/30/11. Individual retailers may have rewrapped or bundled the product in foam trays before selling them.
The salmonella contamination was identified through routine FDA sampling. To date, there have been no reported sicknesses associated with this recall. If you have purchased Sanith Ourn Farm Fresh Hot Basil, you are urged to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Eating food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can lead to salmonellosis, an extremely serious foodborne illness. Salmonellosis infections can be potentially fatal, 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 (which may or may not be bloody)
- abdominal pain / cramps
- change in consciousness (passing out or unresponsiveness)
- change in mental status or sudden behavior change (confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions)
- dry, cracked lips, mouth or tongue
- eye irritation
Salmonellosis occurs worldwide, but it is most often reported in North America and Europe. It is estimated that a very small proportion of cases of salmonella food poisoning – perhaps as few as one percent – are actually reported. For every case of salmonellosis that gets reported, approximately 34 cases go unreported. Outbreaks of salmonellosis typically occur in small, localized events in the general population or in large outbreaks in hospitals, restaurants or institutions for the elderly. In the U.S., salmonella is responsible for approximately 15 percent of all cases of foodborne illness. Each year, an estimated 15,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths result from acute salmonellosis nationwide.
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