This is an important recall for those who have small pets (gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, etc.) and any animals who feed on fresh vegetables.
Pacific Cilantro, based in Salinas, California reported on Friday, December 9th, that the FDA found salmonella in a sample of their herbs.
The cilantro, also known as coriander, was distributed to retailers in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Missouri. Each bunch of cilantro has the name “Pacific” on the twist tie and the UPC code 33383 80104.
Consumers are advised to return any cilantro purchased after November 16th and before December 10th. The cilantro was grown by Salt River Farming in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
To date no illnesses have been reported.