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Parsley, Cilantro Recalled Due to Salmonella

J&D Produce Inc. of Edinburg, Texas, is voluntarily recalling various packages of curly parsley and cilantro packed under the Little Bear brand. The recall is the result of confirmation by regulators of a positive test for Salmonella in curly parsley from suppliers in Quebec and in cilantro from suppliers in Detroit. The items were packed between Nov. 30-Dec. 6.

The recall involves 2,498 cases of parsley — with expiration dates 12 days after they were packed — that went to the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

The 4,411 recalled cases of cilantro, carrying the same packing and expiration dates, were distributed in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin as well as Quebec and Ontario.

J&D’s products are sold to retail stores as well as to wholesalers, who may then distribute them to restaurants and other establishments, according to Sharon McNerney, a public relations consultant for the company.

There have been no  illnesses reported in connection to the parsley or the cilantro.

Consumers with questions can call: 1-956-380-0353 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

                                          

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