Cilantro Recall Due to Salmonella in California

Fresh cilantro sold by Tanimura & Antle is being recalled by the California Department of Health because it may contain salmonella.

There have been no illnesses from contaminated cilantro, but the Salinas-based company is issuing a voluntary recall of its product, said Dr. Mark Horton, director of the CDPH.

The cilantro, sold in bunches containing a white twist-tie with blue lettering, has been on store shelves since January 14. They contain the words “Produce of USA, Cilantro #4889 and have the company’s logo.

Symptoms of salmonella include fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Infants, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness.

All contaminated cilantro was pulled from store shelves, but the public health department wants to warn consumers who may have it in their home to throw it out.

Consumers that observe the product being offered for sale are encouraged to report the activity to the CDPH toll-free, complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

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