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Salmonella Suspected in Ontario Basil

Thai basil distributed in Ontario is being recalled, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Country Herbs announced Thursday.

The public is being warned not to consume the Country Herbs brand and Longo’s brand Thai Basil because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The brands affected by this alert are:

Country Herbs Thai basil 40 g. and 20 g. packages with UPC numbers of 7 72510 00959 9 and 7 72510 00259 0, respectively.  Longo’s 40 g. Thai basil, UPC: 7 72468 01062.

 Longo’s Thai basil, 40 g., UPC 7 72468 01062 3.

  

A lot code of 32277251 can be found on a white sticker on all the packages.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information, contact: Country Herbs at 1-800-244-9905 or CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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