Cilantro Recalled After Testing Positive for Salmonella Bacteria


Several brands of cilantro were recalled after evidence of salmonella contamination was found by the Monterey Health Department.

The recall affects four brands of cilantro, Nature’s Reward, Ocean Mist, Tanimura & Antle and Queen Victoria, sold by California growers between Jan. 14 and Jan. 28.

Although no illnesses have been reported, anyone who has purchased the cilantro is urged to dispose of it right away. If consumers have already eaten any, they should also contact their doctor immediately

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning may include stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting, which can last anywhere from 6-72 hours. More severe illness may also result.

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