United Natural Foods Organic Fresh Basil - recalled due to Contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis
Recall 2 weeks ago
Minnesota, United States
“Company name: United Natural Foods, Inc.
Brand name: Wild Harvest
Product recalled: Organic Fresh Basil
Reason of the recall: Contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis
FDA Recall date: May 11, 2020
Recall details: United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest® Organic Basil distributed out of UNFI’s Hopkins, MN distribution center to select retailers in Minnesota between 4/18/2020-5/8/2020. UNFI’s recall is issued out of an abundance of caution because of the potential for the impacted product to be contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis. No illnesses, including allergic reactions, involving this product have been reported to date.
This recall includes Wild Harvest® Organic Fresh Basil products sold in .25oz, .75oz, 2oz, and 4oz plastic clamshell containers (UPCs: 0071153550450, 0071153550322, 0071153550762, 0071153550323). Impacted products can be identified by a white sticker with black ink on the back of the container stating: “Product of Colombia” and “112.” This concern was identified following routine sampling.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite that can cause an intestinal illness in people called cyclosporiasis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the illness is usually not life-threatening. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include: watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Other symptoms that may occur but are less common include vomiting and low-grade fever.
This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the United States Food & Drug Administration. This product was distributed in the state of Minnesota to grocery stores. Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the above products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
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