A Texas-based company is recalling cilantro and parsley nationwide because the herbs have the possibility of being contaminated with Salmonella.
The "precautionary, voluntary recall" comes after inspections in Quebec and Michigan found cilantro and parsley tested positive for Salmonella.
The J&D Produce Inc. recall affects cilantro and curly parsley packed between November 30 and December 6, according to news reports . The herbs are sold under the brand name "Little Bear."
No foodborne illnesses have been so far in connection with the recall, the company said.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I'm glad to hear the products have not caused any food poisoning cases yet. 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.
The company said consumers with the recalled products should throw them away or return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. In addition to cilantro and parsley, the Texas company gathers, packs and distributes a variety of fruits and vegetables such as carrots, limes, pickling cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, greens, onions, melons, mangos and asparagus, according to its website.