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Walmart brand included in parsley recalled over salmonella concerns

pennlive.com — Deb Kiner pennlive.com

Oct. 15--A recall by High Quality Organics involving organic parsley that may be contaminated with salmonella has prompted recalls by producers and products, the latest being Red Monkey Foods.

On Wednesday, The Spice Hunter issued a recall for 29 spices.

Red Monkey is recalling seven products with parsley, including the Walmart Great Value brand.

According to an announcement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall was set in motion by High Quality Organics because a sample tested by one of its customers "was found to be potentially contaminated with salmonella.

A portion of the lot recalled by HQO was supplied to Red Monkey Foods, Inc., and subsequently repacked into consumer containers for parsley and was also used to manufacture herbes de provence which was then sold in consumer containers."

The products in glass bottles being recalled by Red Monkey are:

Great Value Herbes De Provence Organic, item number GV5451-24, .6 ounces, product UPC 0 78742 15451 0, production lot number 2562001C, best if used by March 14, 2023.

Great Value Organic Parsley Flakes, item number GV5460-24, .3 ounces, product UPC 0 78742 15460 2, production lot 2532002J, best if used by March 11, 2023.

Cost Plus World Market Herbes De Provence, item number 533310-06, .6 ounces, product UPC 2533 3107, production lot 2552005C, best if used by March 13, 2023.

Cost Plus World Market Organic Parsley, item number 5333125-06, .3 ounces, product UPC 2533 3251, production lot 2662003D, best if used by March 24, 2023.

O Organics Herbes De Provence Organic, item number 14200102-24, .65 ounces, product UPC 0 79893 41131 6, production lot 2662001J, best if used by March 24, 2023.

O Organics Parsley Organic, item number 14200099-05, .3 ounces, product UPC 0 79893 41109 5, production lot 2672001D, best if used by March 25, 2023.

Full Circle Parsley Organic, item number 32831-06, .3 ounces, product UPC 0 36800 32831 0, production lot 2532001J, best if used by March 11, 2023.

There have been no illnesses reported but salmonella can cause a serious infection that can be fatal in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.

“Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.”

The recalled spices were distributed in all 50 states.

For more information, call Red Monkey Foods customer service center at 417-319-7300, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST weekdays or send an email to customerservice@redmonkeyfoods.com.

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