- Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5-ounce packages of Organic Basil sold at Trader Joe’s because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
- The basil was 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, people who find they have purchased the product marked “Date Packed 02/21" should dispose of it or return it to the store for a refund.
A routine test by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Basil, prompting Infinite Herbs to issue the recalls. Subsequent testing has not indicated any contamination in other lots. Though Salmonella is not necessary fatal, it's not something people should take chances with, as detailed in The 5 nastiest foodborne threats to consumers (and your bottom line). Just last month, 227,000 pounds of dried egg products had to be recalled because of Salmonella concerns.