Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, announced Wednesday that one lot of its conventional fresh-cut cilantro was being recalled due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.
The company said the single lot, consisting of 465 plastic clamshell containers in all, was shipped to two customers in Maryland and Alabama (one retail distribution center and one wholesaler) on Oct. 8 and 9, 2014.
Only two of the company’s products are affected by this recall, and each bears the lot code “15 273283″ stamped on the front of the package. The two products are Shenandoah Growers brand conventional fresh-cut cilantro in 0.75-ounce plastic clamshells and Giant brand conventional fresh-cut cilantro in 2.5-ounce plastic clamshells.
Due to perishability, the recalled products are very likely no longer available in the marketplace, the company stated. No illnesses have been reported to date, and no other products sold by Shenandoah Growers are affected.
Anyone who purchased either of these products bearing the lot number indicated above and still has it in their possession is advised to dispose of it.
The grower initiated this recall after receiving test results on Oct. 28 that one of four routine samples taken on Oct. 8 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Salmonella. Concurrent testing of samples from the same lot conducted by an independent laboratory as part of the company’s internal testing program contained no findings of contamination.