Colorado Health Officials Identify Wal-Mart as One Retailer of Recalled Cilantro

Source of Article:  http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/

Posted on August 2, 2009 by David Babcock

The FDA announced several days ago that Frontera Produce of Texas was recalling cilantro due to potential contamination with Salmonella.  Neither the FDA nor Frontera, however, provided the identities of the retailers where the cilantro in question had been sold.  Thankfully, state health officials in Colorado have identifed a set of Wal-Mart stores that are implicated, according to the Colorado AP.    It appears that Frontera has also now confirmed that the cilantro was sold at Wal-Mart stores in the Alamosa, Trinidad, La Junta, Cortez, and Durango areas.   Further:

State health official say people who bought the cilantro between July 20 and July 27 should check their refrigerators and toss it or return it.

The product's lot number is 118122. The cilantro bunches have a white twist tie with pink lettering spelling the word 'cilantro' and the UPC number 033383801049.

Interestingly, Wal-Mart previously claimed that Frontera was the supplier of jalapeno peppers to the Cortez, Colorado Wal-Mart that later tested positive for Salmonella Saint Paul in connection with a 2008 outbreak that sickened over 1,000 indiviudals.    

 

 

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