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“Curly Parsley” Possibly Contaminated with Salmonella Bacteria

Sarah Kim3 years ago

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release on February 11, 2014, Roth Farms Inc. of Belle Glade, Florida, is recalling its “bunched Curly Parsley.” The parsley may be contaminated with Salmonella

The contaminant is bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections with those with weakened immune systems, including young children, frail, or elderly people.

 “Curly Parsley” Recall Information

  • Distributed in South Florida distribution centers.
  • The parsley comes in a 3 Wire Wooden Crate with the lot # AG01GN on the outside tag.
  • Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some Curly Parsley samples.
  • Production of the product has been suspended.

Additional Information on Salmonella

  • The information below was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be severe enough to cause hospitalization of the patient,) nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness lasts approximately 4 to 7 days.
  • In rare cases, Salmonella can get into the bloodstream, and may produce more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis.
  • Symptoms of reactive arthritis caused by Salmonella include joint pain, irritation of the eyes, and painful urination. It can last for months or years, and can lead to chronic arthritis which is difficult to treat. Antibiotic treatment does not make a difference in whether or not the person develops arthritis.
  • Every year, approximately 42,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States, but many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported. The number of cases may actually be twenty-nine or more times greater.

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