Trader Joe’s Food Recall – Cilantro Products
Four Trader Joe’s products that contain cilantro are being recalled because of possible salmonella food poisoning.
CA, AZ, NM, NV, OR, WA Stores ONLY:
Cilantro Pecan Dip (sku 76986) with Sell by Dates of 11/20/2010 and 11/24/2010
Cilantro Dressing (sku 36420) with a Sell by Date of 2/9/2011
Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (sku 80947) with a Sell by Date of 1/9/2011
CA Stores ONLY:
Spicy Thai Pasta Salad (sku 74441) with Sell by Dates of 10/31/2010 through 11/6/2010
from the press release distributed by the FDA – class I recall
APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,325 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products because they contain cilantro that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Nov. 5.
The ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products were distributed to distribution centers that sell to a single retail chain in California (Trader Joe’s).
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.