The FDA issued a statement on its FDA.gov website that Sweet Superior Fruit LTD Co., 2501 W. Military Hwy., Suite #A-5 and A-6, McAllen, TX is recalling its fresh cilantro. Salmonella was detected by the FDA during testing of the produce.
The company states that there were 104 crates of cilantro sold between July 13 and July 16, 2009 in 15 pound black plastic crates. It also notes that the distribution may have broadened through direct sales or if the cilantro was used as an ingredient in other products.
Cilantro, also known as Coriandrum sativum, is widely used as an ingredient in many types of cooking. For instance, it is commonly used in Mexican cooking for items like salsa or meat dishes.
Salmonella is 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.
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