The Oxnard, California company Pablo’s Produce voluntarily recalled cilantro due to a potential of salmonella poisoning. No illnesses have been reported yet, and officials are working to inform customers and retailers of the potentially dangerous problems with the cilantro, sold between November 24, 2010 and December 2, 2010. The cilantro was bundled in white twist ties with black lettering “Cilantro.” The UPC code is 03383801049. “Pablo’s Produce of USA” is written on the twist tie in green and red lettering. According to news reports, the recalled cilantro does not include any not sold between the dates listed. Nor are any other products distributed by Pablo’s Produce part of the recall.
During a routine inspection, the problem was discovered at a California produce distributor. If you are unsure if you own the affected cilantro or not, officials say you should throw the product away or return it for a full refund. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessica Cueto at (805) 797-3731, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salmonella could be extremely dangerous to your health, causing serious and sometimes fatal infections. Young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are especially prone to problems. Even healthy people infected will experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If the organism gets into the bloodstream, more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis could develop.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I suggest seeing a doctor immediately if you suspect food borne illness.