Fresh ginger has become the latest product from China to be recalled by U.S. officials.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said this week that consumers should avoid eating any Chinese imports of the root, according to a report from United Press International.
According to a report from the California Department of Public Health, ginger sold in northern California may contain aldicarb sulfoxide — a pesticide not approved for use on ginger.
The product was distributed by Albertson supermarkets and Save Mart stores in northern California.
The FDA said distribution of the fresh ginger has been traced back to importer, Modern Trading Inc. in Alhambra, Calif. Modern Tradiing is working to determine all of the locations in which the product may have been sold.
Symptoms of aldicarb poisoning in humans usually occur within an hour of exposure and include nausea, headache, and blurred vision — all of which disappear within 5-6 hours.