In a second parsley related recall, Red Monkey Foods Inc. is recalling organic parsley as part of a recall started by High Quality Organics (HQO).
The recalled products were supplied for sale at retail stores in all fifty states and Puerto Rico.
The contaminated products were vended off in retail packets of 0.3-0.65 ounces weights. “Best Before” date information can be noted from the bottom of the glass bottle of the products.
Company has listed the products to be retracted, one can access on their website.
Customers who have bought the recalled product should not eat the product, and either discard it or return it for a full refund to the place from where it was bought.
The HQO recall was started because a sample tested by one of HQO’s customers was detected to be infected with Salmonella. A part of the lot recalled by HQO was distributed to Red Monkey Foods, Inc and was packed again into consumer containers for parsley and was also used for manufacturing herbes de provence and sold in consumer containers.
Till now, no illness has been reported linked with these products.
Salmonella bacteria infected food does not usually smell, look, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become ill on getting infected with Salmonella. Infants, children, seniors, and people with not-so-strong immune systems are more prone to acquire serious illness due to their low immunity, as per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Anyone who has ate any of the recalled products and observed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should inform their doctors about the chances of exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are required to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can resemble other illnesses, thus leading to misdiagnosis many-a-times.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, and fever within 12- 72 hours of eating infected food. Usually, healthy adults are sick for four days to a week. In some instances, diarrhoea may become so severe that patients need to get hospitalized.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and immune-compromised individuals, such as cancer patients, have more chances to develop a severe and serious sickness and may sometimes prove to be fatal.
Some people get infected without falling ill or manifesting any symptoms. However, they may still be the carrier (asymptomatic carrier) and spread the infections to others.