The recall only affects one specific lot of Infinite Herbs brand Organic Basil packaged in 2.5-ounce clamshells bearing the “Date Packed 02/21 20422″. The “Date Packed” information can be found on the back side label below the country-of-origin statement.
The product was only distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Virginia and Tennessee.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. However, due to the time required to trace an illness back to a specific food product, it is impossible to say if any illnesses have occurred.
The voluntary recall was initiated by Infinite Herbs after routine testing by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Basil. Subsequent testing conducted at the request of Infinite Herbs and the retailer on other lots of Organic Basil located at the retail locations, as well as at the grower, resulted in no findings of contamination of any additional lots.
Consumers who have purchased this lot of Infinite Herbs Organic Basil are urged not to eat the product and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.