Before you go to add some flavor to that dish you’re cooking for dinner tonight, you might want to check the seasoning you’re using to make sure it’s safe first. A popular herb is being recalled due to potential contamination with Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause serious health issues. Read on to discover if you need to purge your fridge now, and while you’re clearing out your kitchen, If You Have This Meat at Home, Throw It Away Now, USDA Says.
On Feb. 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Shenandoah Growers, Inc. had voluntarily recalled 3,240 units of its fresh, organic basil due to possible Cyclospora contamination. According to the recall notice, Cyclospora can contribute to the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis, which can lead to symptoms including fatigue, body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain.
The affected basil comes from lots PV40515 1034, PV40515 3034, PV40515 4034, and PV40515 3035 and was packed on either Feb. 3 or Feb 4., 2021. The products in question—which are branded as That’s Tasty basil, Shenandoah Growers by That’s Tasty basil, That’s Tasty (Pasta Blend) basil, and Simple Truth basil—were shipped to the following supermarkets: Indianapolis Fruit, Vine Line Produce, Vine Line Bulk Produce, Kroger, J&J Distributing, and Schnucks. The affected herbs were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
If you have the recalled basil at home, the FDA recommends that you “discard it immediately and not eat it.” You can also get in touch with Shenandoah Growers at 844-896-6939 for a refund. And for more items in your kitchen to toss now, know that If You Bought This Beer, Throw It Out Wearing Gloves and a Face Shield.
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