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Satur Farms, LLC Recalls Satur Farms Cilantro Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 20, 2011 - Satur Farms of Cutchogue, NY is recalling 138 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons 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.
The Satur Farms Cilantro was distributed to six customers in New York City and Long Island, New York.
The Cilantro was distributed in 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. bulk bags which contained a small white stick-on label with the four digit lot number 6347.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The presence of Salmonella was detected by the USDA in a routine test. Satur Farms has voluntarily ceased the distribution of the cilantro. Further investigation has shown that two subsequent lots of Satur Farms cilantro have tested negative for salmonella. However the seed used has tested suspect and further tests are being conducted on the seed to confirm if it is the source of contamination.
None of the recalled cilantro was shipped to retail markets. Food service customers who have purchased Satur Farms Cilantro from the lot in question are urged to return it to Satur Farms. Customers with any questions may contact the company at 631-734-4219, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm EDT.
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