Salmonella prompts cilantro recall
December 10, 2011
Cilantro samples from a Salinas-based company have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella and a seven state recall has been initiated, according to Pacific Cilantro.
On Friday, Pacific Cilantro said the Food and Drug Administration found salmonella in a sample of cilantro. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the cilantro, known as coriander, that was grown in the Phoenix area.
Pacific Cilantro distributed the herb in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Missouri through retailers.
Pacific Cilantro voluntarily recalled 6,141 cilantro cartons containing 30 to 60 bunches each. Officials are asking consumers to return cilantro purchased after November 16 and before December 10 with UPC code 40695 80104 and the word “Pacific” on the twist ties.