Cilantro Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

Cilantro that may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria is being recalled nationwide.

Pablo’s Produce in Oxnard announced the cilantro recall Wednesday. The one lot of recalled cilantro was sold between Nov. 24 and Dec. 2 and has a white twist tie with the words “Pablo’s Produce of USA” in red and green writing, according to news reports.

Inspectors found the Salmonella contamination in a routine surveillance sample. No food poisoning illnesses have been reported in connection to the recall.

As a Seattle foodborne illness attorney, I urge consumers to throw away or return the cilantro to the store of purchase for a full refund. A Salmonella food poisoning infection is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 7-8 hours after infection. Symptoms may be more severe in young and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. It is one of the most common intestinal infections in the United States. There are approximately 30,000 cases of Salmonellosis per year in the U.S. Many cases, though, go undiagnosed so it is hard to tell the true number of cases. Around 600 people die annually from acute Salmonellosis.

If you fear you may have been contaminated with a foodborne illness you should visit your physician. If you have been injured from contaminated food you should have your case evaluated by a foodborne illness attorney.