Produce recalled in 16 states and Canada due to salmonella scare

Though Florida is not one of the affected states, it'd be a good idea to check the list anyway, seeing as many people traveled out of state on vacation recently over the holiday season. According to the FDA:

"Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis."

See the full list of recalled items and areas here. Contact J&D Produce: [email protected]; fax: 956-381-9732; or by phone: 956-380-0353.

Information via Slashfood and the FDA; image: Wikimedia Commons.

After their curly parsley and cilantro tested positive for salmonella, J&D Produce out of Texas is recalling those items as well as 18 additional vegetables and herbs that they distribute to 16 U.S. states and to parts of Canada.

The products in question, ranging from arugula to turnips, were packed only on November 30th and December 6th, 2010, and there have not yet been any reported illnesses.

"It's imperative to protect public health, even if that means being overzealous in expanding the scope of the products we're calling back," said James Bassetti, president of J&D Produce Inc. "We will work closely with regulators, health officials and our customers in bringing back the products."

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