Salmonella contamination prompts Red Monkey Foods recall of products containing parsley

Salmonella contamination prompts Red Monkey Foods recall of products containing parsley

In a second parsley related recall in as many days, Red Monkey Foods Inc. is recalling organic parsley as part of a recall initiated by High Quality Organics (HQO). 

The recalled products were distributed and for sale at retail in all fifty states and Puerto Rico.

The affected products were sold in retail packages weighing 0.3-0.65 ounces. “Best By” date information can be found on the square bottom of the glass bottle.

Item Number Product Name Package Size Product UPC Production Lot Product Dates
533310-06 Cost Plus World Market Herbes De Provence 0.6 oz 2533 3107 2552005C BEST BY 13 MAR 2023
533325-06 Cost Plus World Market Organic Parsley 0.3 oz 2533 3251 2662003D BEST BY: 4 MAR 2023
GV5451-24 Great Value Herbes De Provence Organic 0.6 oz 0 78742 15451 0 2562001C BEST IF USED BY MAR 14 2023
GV5460-24 Great Value Organic Parsley Flakes 0.3 oz 0 78742 15460 2 2532002J BEST If Used By: MAR 11 2023
14200102-24 O Organics Herbes De Provence Organic 0.65 oz 0 79893 41131 6 2662001J BEST If Used By: MAR 24 23
14200099-05 O Organics Parsley Organic 0.3 oz 0 79893 41109 5 2672001D BEST If Used By: MAR 25 23
32831-06 Full Circle Parsley Organic 0.3 oz 0 36800 32831 0 2532001J Best By: 11 MAR 2023
Red Monkey Foods, Inc. is recalling select Organic Parsley.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume the product, and discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

The HQO  recall was initiated because a sample was tested by one of HQO’s customers and was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. A portion of the lot recalled by HQO was supplied to Red Monkey Foods, Inc and repacked into consumer containers for parsley and was also used to manufacture herbes de provence and sold in consumer containers. 

As of now, there have been no reported illnesses in connection with these products.

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. is recalling select Organic Herbes De Provence.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume the product, and discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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