Routine pathogen testing revealed Listeria contamination in The Farming Fish brand of organic basil pesto with watercress, spurring the Oregon company to recall the product, which was distributed to retailers in the state.

In addition to recalling the implicated lot, the company is recalling additional production runs as a precautionary measure and changing the way…

Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling 6-oz. jars of Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), Item #1132, Lot numbers A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Lisy Sweet Basil, 6-oz bottle, UPC Code 0 96786…

A Florida company is recalling fresh basil that was sold in Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Sanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, FL said in a news release that the problem was identified during routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

No illnesses have been reported.

According …

A fungus called Basil downy mildew is rapidly spreading throughout basil crops all over the country. Though the fungus is not known to negatively effect human health, it does turn basil an unnatural yellow color with a occasional brownish-black mold appearing later on.

This particular type of fungus was first seen in the United States…