Kane County Company Recalls Tainted Cilantro

Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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Kane County Company Recalls Tainted Cilantro

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Buurma Farms Cilantro.

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You might want to take a closer look at that cilantro in your refrigerator.

Kane County-based company Buurma Farms, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 465 boxes of cilantro with Lot #02D312A4.

According to the Kane County Health Department, the cilantro is possibly infected with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause fatal infections in young children and the elderly and miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, although the company says no illnesses has been reported as a result of the infected batch.

Burma Farms sold the batch in question to Michigan distributors earlier this month, who in turn shipped it to retailers in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio the week of Aug. 5-9.

The cause of the contamination, which was discovered during a routine inspection, is not known.

Click here for more information on the recalled product.

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