Cilantro can add a fresh zest to various foods, which also makes it much more difficult to track down in the event of a recall.
Salmonella-contaminated cilantro is being linked to multiple foods and restaurant meals, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There are approximately 23 products being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. All recalled products include cilantro from one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049
Some of the recalled foods include:
- Bistro 28 Cranberry Mango Pico de Gallo
- California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad
- Chef Solutions Mexican 5 Layer Dip
- Fish House Foods Fajita Chicken Salad Kit
- Orval Kent Chipotle Chicken Pasta Kit
- Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing
- Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
- Trader Joe's Cilantro Pecan Dip
For a full list of recalled foods, visit the FDA.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I urge consumers to learn to recognize the signs of Salmonella poisoning, which can result in fever, diarrhea, cramps, and is especially dangerous to those with weakened immune systems, such as children or the elderly. Seek medical attention immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of food poisoning .
Consumers who have purchased the items should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.