The “precautionary, voluntary recall” announced Monday pertains to cilantro and parsley from J&D Produce, Inc., packed between November 30 and December 6, by the Edinburg, Texas-based company.
The J&D Produce recall came after independent tests found salmonella on the company’s parsley in Quebec and its cilantro in Detroit, Michigan, both of which came from the same processing line in Texas. The Cilantro and parsley was processed and branded as “Little Bear.”
The company’s products are sold retail as well as to wholesalers, who may then distribute them to restaurants and other establishments, according to Sharon McNerney, a public relations consultant for the company.
The recall involves 2,498 cases of the parsley — which have expiration dates 12 days after being packed — that went out to the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
The 4,411 recalled cases of cilantro, carrying the same packing and expiration dates, were distributed in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin as well as Quebec and Ontario.