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Salmonella Prompts Cilantro Recall

An Oxnard, CA. producer is recalling cilantro because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

In a news release, Pablo’s Produce, Inc. said the contamination was detected in a routine surveillance sample at a produce distributor in California.

The company said the recall involves one lot of cilantro was bundled with white twist ties with black lettering spelling the word “Cilantro” and the UPC number 03383801049. The twist tie also has the words “Pablo’s Produce of USA” in red and green writing.

The cilantro was available for sale from Nov. 24, 2010 through Dec. 2, 2010.
 The company said it is working with health officials to inform consumers of this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date.

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 results in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers are urged to discard the recalled cilantro or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Address questions or concerns to Jessica Cueto at 805-797-3731, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email pablosproduce@yahoo.com.

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