Well it looks like 2011 is starting off with many new voluntary and mandatory recalls. Are recalls happening more often or are we as a society of consumers demanding more and more reporting of potential issues with our food supply. Here is another voluntary recall that has a potential for a very serious health event.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 5, 2010 - Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario is issuing a voluntary recall on Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Parsley, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
These herbs were distributed to various retailers in New York State and Pennsylvania. The items were sold between December 14th and December 28th, 2010.
No illnesses have been reported to date.