New York Cilantro Recall Expanded
April 30, 2011
A New York company is recalling more cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
In a news release Friday, Satur Farms of Cutchogue, NY said it is pulling another 88.5 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro from the marketplace. A week ago, the company had announced a recall of 138 pounds of cilantro.
The cilantro was distributed in New York City and Long Island to food service customers in 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. bulk bags that have a small white stick-on label with four digit number lot number 6361.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The presence of Salmonella was detected by the FDA in a routine test. Satur Farms said it has conducted independent tests of its cilantro and cilantro seed through Alliant Food Safety Labs, and all findings have come up negative for Salmonella, however the farm is voluntarily recalling this lot of cilantro as a precautionary measure. The company has voluntarily ceased the distribution of cilantro.
None of the recalled cilantro was shipped to retail markets. Food service customers who have purchased Satur Farms Cilantro from the lot in question are urged to return it to Satur Farms. Customers with any questions may contact the company at 631-734-4219, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. EDT.
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