Cilantro & Parsley Recall: What You Need to Know

Nearly 7,000 cases of curly parsley and cilantro are being recalled by Texas produce distributor J&D Produce, Inc., after samples in Michigan, Quebec, and Canada tested positive for salmonella.

No one has gotten sick from eating the vegetables. However, the recalls comes after dozens of individuals fell sick after consuming bacteria ridden alfalfa.

This is a "precautionary, voluntary recall," according to J&D Produce, Inc. of items packed between November 30 and December 6.

Those who get salmonella typically experience abdominal cramps, develop a fever and diarrhea between 12 and 72 hours after infection.


The 4,411 cases of cilantro that are involved in the recall carry the same expiration and packing dates. The cases were distributed in Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, Quebec, and Ontario.

The 2,498 cases of parsley went out in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Washington, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, New York, Ontario and Quebec. Their expiration date: 12 days after being packed. 

According to J&D Produce, Inc., all parsley and cilantro branded and processed as Little Bear with the correct packing dates can be taken to all retailers for a full refund.

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