Cilantro Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

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Cilantro scare!

Pacific International Marketing, is recalling 6,141 cartons of cilantro after a sample tested positive for salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The California based distributor said in a news release that the source of the contamination is still unknown. The tainted herbs came from Salt River farming, located in Phoenix, AZ

No illnesses have been reported yet, and the FDA is coordinating the recall along with the California Department of Public Health and Pacific.

The affected cilantro was distributed in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina, and Missouri, in cartons of 60 bunches, 30 bunches and 20 3-bunched sleeves. The bunched cilantro has a twist tie labeled “Pacific” and the UPC code 33383 80104. The UPC code for sleeves is 40695 80104.

Customers who bought cilantro cilantro after November 16 should return it to the grocery store for a full refund.

For more information, call Pacific International Marketing at 831-755-1398 .

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