Posted on: October 12, 2011
Cilantro that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria is being recalled nationwide.
Fresh cilantro from Sabor Farms, LLC. of Salinas, Calif., is being recalled in multiple states. The cilantro was sold beginning Jan.14 to approximately Jan. 28.
The recalled products include:
- Nature’s Reward label 05013 22/ 16 10 and 05014 22/ 16 10,
- Ocean Mist label 16 cisf 1j / 2 0113 11 and 16 cisf 1j / 2 011411,
- Tanimura & Antle label 22 01 13 151348 and 22 01 14 151348 and
- Queen Victoria label 16520142 / 16 10 22 and 16520132 / 16 10 22.
“Consumers should be aware that the cilantro bunches do not contain identifying lot codes. Each bunch is sold with a distinctive, but general, twist-tie for cilantro,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .
So far, no reports of food borne illness have been reported in connection to this recall.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I urge consumers to throw away or return the cilantro to the store of purchase for a full refund. A Salmonella food poisoning infection is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 7-8 hours after infection. Symptoms may be more severe in young and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. It is one of the most common intestinal infections in the United States. There are approximately 30,000 cases of Salmonellosis per year in the U.S. Many cases, though, go undiagnosed so it is hard to tell the true number of cases. Around 600 people die annually from acute Salmonellosis.
If you fear you may have been contaminated with a foodborne illness you should visit your physician. If you have been injured from contaminated food you should have your case evaluated by a personal injury attorney in Charleston .