This Popular Herb Is Being Recalled in All 50 States
There have been quite a few outbreaks, alerts, and official recalls the last few months, and there's another product to add to the list. If you recently purchased parsley or Herbes de Provence from World Market, Walmart, or other grocery stores in any state across the country, it could be part of a Salmonella herb recall.
A customer tested a sample of High Quality Organics' parsley and Salmonella was potentially discovered. Part of the recalled lot was supplied to Red Monkey Foods, according to the FDA. The company repackages the parsley and uses it in Herbes de Provence mixtures. The contaminated parsley and the other herb blend were sold in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico. (Check your fridge for these herbs, but keep other products in mind, too, because here are the 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply.)
The recalled product names have specific item numbers and UPC codes. They include:
- Cost Plus World Market Herbes De Provence in a 0.6-ounce package with the item number of 533310-06 and the UPC 2533 3107.
- Cost Plus World Market Organic Parsley in a 0.3-ounce package with the item number of 533325-06 and the UPC 2533 3251.
- Great Value Herbes De Provence Organic in a 0.6-ounce package with the item number of GV5451-24 and the UPC 0 78742 15451 0.
- Great Value Organic Parsley Flakes in a 0.3-ounce package with the item number of GV5460-24 and the UPC 0 78742 15460 2.
- O Organics Herbes De Provence Organic in a 0.65-ounce package with the item number of 14200102-24 and the UPC 0 79893 41131 6.
- O Organics Parsley Organic in a 0.3-ounce package with the item number of 14200099-05 and the UPC 0 79893 41109 5.
- Full Circle Parsley Organic in a 0.3-ounce package with the item number of 32831-06 and the UPC 0 36800 32813 0.
No customer complaints or reports of illnesses have been linked to the herb recall. But if the product is in your household you should throw it away. You can also return it to the grocery store of purchase for a full refund.
Eating a contaminated product can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. If Salmonella gets into the blood via a more serious infection, it can cause arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. In children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems it can be dangerous and sometimes fatal, the FDA warns.
Just a few days before the herb recall was issued, the FDA announced 18 brands of pet food could contain aflatoxin from corn and grains in the ingredients. to check if your pet's food is one of the brands listed, head to the FDA's website.
For more outbreaks and recalls to look out for, this spice brand just recalled its products in 31 states, and fruit at Meijer was just recalled due to Salmonella contamination.