Parsley recalled because of possible salmonella

September 14, 2009 3:03:13 AM PDT
Muranaka Farm Inc. is recalling 1,005 cases of parsley distributed in 10 states because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The Moorpark, Calif., company says it's voluntarily recalling cases of 60-count fresh bunched parsley, lot code 0023909, after sampling conducted in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration showed bacteria.

Thirty cases of the parsley were distributed in Arizona; 574 were distributed in California; 35 in Colorado; 60 in Florida; three in Iowa; one in Illinois; seven in Missouri; five in Tennessee; 278 in Texas; and 12 in Wisconsin.

Salmonella can cause serious infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. The company says no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers with questions can call Muranaka Farm at 805-529-0201. ------

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