DETROIT (WWJ) – This recall is for anyone who recently purchased a batch of fresh cilantro.
Buurma Farms, an Ohio-based company, is recalling 465 boxes of cilantro because the herb could possible be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
The cilantro was distributed at Meijer stores throughout Michigan and three other states, as well as at three local businesses: Coastal Produce in Detroit, Johnny Pompdoro in Farmington Hills, and Preferred Brands in Lincoln Park.
The recalled product was distributed during the week of August 5-9, and was sold in 4 oz. bunches with a Product of USA Buurma Farms #4889 labeled twist tie and Lot #02D312A4.
Buurma Farms has not received any case of reported illness related to this product to date. Still, the company is instructing consumers who may have purchased the cilantro to return or dispose of the product.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Customers with questions can contact Buurma Farms at 419-935-6411.