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Cilantro recalled due to Salmonella risk

cilantro.jpgCalifornia state health officials on Friday warned consumers that certain fresh cilantro sold in grocery stores may be contaminated with salmonella.

 The California Department of Public Health said the recalled cilantro was distributed by Tanimura & Antle of Salinas. It was sold in bunches containing a white twist-tie printed with blue lettering starting Jan. 14. The twist-ties contain the words “Produce of USA, Cilantro #4889” and have a blue Tanimura & Antle logo next to the UPC code 33383 80104.

Symptoms of salmonella include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Anyone with the cilantro at home should not eat it.  No illnesses have been reported, but the cilantro is being recalled as a precaution.