If you recently brought home cilantro from the grocery, best check with the store where it came from. Food Safety News writes that findings by the government's Microbiological Data Program (MDP) has prompted a recall of cilantro for a potential Salmonella contamination.
It should be noted that this is the third time this month the program has called for a recall. The MDP is scheduled to be terminated at the end of the year.
According to Food Poison Journal, the cilantro in question was voluntarily recalled by Fresco Green Farms of Winchester California. The 1,643 recalled cases were sold to grocery stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. It was distributed between July 26 and August 6, and stores have been asked to remove it from shelves. No illnesses have yet been reported.
Last week, the MDP sparked the recall of organic grape tomatoes when testing revealed Salmonella in a sample of the product. Fifteen cases of the tomatoes, distributed by Menno Beachy of Cresco, Iowa, each contained 12 one-pint containers to stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan between July 26 and August 6.