The risk of salmonella can come from what might seem to be unlikely sources. Consumers are now being alerted to a recall from Orval Kent Food Company stemming from a problem related to fresh cilantro. Companies such as CA Pizza Kitchen, Orval Kent and Trader Joe’s have affected products.
Here is what is known about this recall by the Orval Kent Food Company announced on 11/05/10:
Orval Kent announced that it is voluntarily recalling 23 products as a precautionary measure because the products may be contaminated with almonella.
The Orval Kent products are being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. of Lompoc, CA. Epic Veg, Inc. issued the notice to recall one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049 and lot 6127R on November 3, 2010. This lot of cilantro has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
EpicVeg, Inc. distributed the cilantro to Field Fresh Foods, a produce supplier to Orval Kent.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed in the recall should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician.
Orval Kent products affected total 43,814 lb. The recalled products were distributed at retail stores nationwide.
Companies involved in the recall are Bistro 28; CA Pizza Kitchen; Chef Solutions; Fish House Foods; Orval Kent, and Trader Joe’s.
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There have been no reports of illness to date in connection with the items listed below.
For more information on salmonella, you can visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov.
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