After a recent outbreak of salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts, some packaged cilantro and parsley from a Texas farm are being recalled. For more information on this recall, what it means for you and your health, and a video about the recall keep on reading after the jump.
Packaged cilantro and parsley from J&D Produce of Texas are being recalled after testing positive for salmonella in Michigan and Canada.
Though nobody has reported becoming ill from the contaminated herbs, J&D Produce has decided to issue a voluntary, precautionary recall of these products. This comes on the heels of several cases of salmonella poisoning throughout the Midwest being linked to an Illinois sprout farm. Over 100 people have reported becoming ill in this area after reportedly ingesting alfalfa sprouts. The FDA is still investigating this case.
Thousands of packages of the cilantro and parsley were shipped to grocers, markets, and restaurants throughout the states of Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Quebec, and Ontario. Packages of just the cilantro were sent to Illinois and Colorado, and some parsley shipments went to customers in Missouri and Rhode Island.
The recall affects all J&D Produce packaged cilantro and parsley packaged on November 30th and December 6th that is labeled as Little Bear Products. The company is also recalling some other greens that are believed to have been shipped to Canada including arugula, collards, beets, and dill to name a few. Consumers who have purchased these products can return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
What do you think of all the recent salmonella outbreaks? Do you think there should be tougher restrictions to prevent this kind of contamination from happening? Have you ever suffered from salmonella poisoning or any other form of food poisoning? Let us know by commenting on these topics, and be sure to check out this video about the recall below.