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Satur Farms, LLC Recalls Satur Farms Cilantro Because Of Possible
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 29, 2011 - Satur Farms of Cutchogue, NY is recalling 88.5 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 in New York City and Long Island, New York.
The Cilantro in question was distributed to food service customers in 1/2 LB. and 1 LB. bulk bags which contained a small white stick-on label with four digit number lot number 6361.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The presence of Salmonella was detected by the FDA in a routine test. Satur Farms has conducted independent tests of our cilantro and cilantro seed through Alliant Food Safety Labs, and all findings have come up negative for Salmonella, however the farm is voluntarily recalling this lot of cilantro as a precautionary measure. Satur Farms has voluntarily ceased the distribution of cilantro.
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.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.