Herbal Recall

Herbal RecallWatch those herbs: it looks like the recall on cilantro, parsley and sprouts throughout the United States and Canada is expanding.

In actuality, there are currently two unrelated cases of Salmonella outbreaks that have now affected more than 100 people, and resulted in more than 7,000 cases of cilantro and parsley to be recalled, along with thousands of cases of alfalfa sprouts.

Tiny Greens Organic Farm distributed alfalfa sprouts to a variety of grocery stores and farmer’s markets as well as Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich restaurants.. The outbreak has resulted in 94 cases of salmonella illness throughout 16 states and the District of Columbia.

The products involved include Parsley, cilantro and sprouts packaged in the month of December. Many of the products have an up-to two-week expiration date.

While more than 40,000 cases of Salmonella are reported each year, the pathogen can be serious, and sometimes fatal. This is especially true when ingested by children, the elderly or weak/frail. See your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or fever after eating. And make sure those herbs are safe before purchasing.