Early this month we had the recall of Alfalfa sprouts due to Salmonella outbreak that affected around 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia. People became ill after eating alfalfa sprouts in products from Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches outlets. After Alfalfa sprouts recall, Texas based company, J&D Produce Inc. initiated a precautionary, voluntary recall of curly Parsley and Cilantro that were packed during Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 2010. The company has expanded the recall of its products due to the possibility of cross contamination from having been run on the same packing lines as the curly parsley and cilantro.
All the recalled products were sold under the brand name the Little Bear and they were supplied between November 30 and December 6. J&D had recalled of nearly 7,000 cases of cilantro and curly parsley after samples from Quebec, Canada, and Michigan tested positive for the bacteria. The officials of the company told that there have been no reported illnesses.
Besides Cilantro and curly parsley, other products, which were produced following the similar packing lines were arugula, beets, turnips, plain mustard, and dill, are also on the recall list of Company. The company is recalling total19 other types of produce.
James Bassetti, President of J&D said, “We’ve already implemented immediate measures to make sure we minimize the likelihood of this...
reoccurring”. He added that they would increase their standard to higher level.
“We have a good track record, but we’ll bring our expectations and standards to even higher levels.”
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The major symptoms of Salmonella infections are fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
If any of you have purchased and/or eaten any products from the recall category within about fourteen days from “pack dates”; either destroy or return the products to the store for a full refund. In case you suffer with any of the Salmonella infection symptoms from eating contaminated food should talk to a doctor.