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Satur Farms Recalls Cilantro

FDA says the herbs packaged by the Cutchogue-based produce company could contain salmonella.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week recalled 138 pounds of cilantro sold by Cutchogue's Satur Farms after it found salmonella in a routine test of the product.

The cilantro was shipped in half-pound and one-pound bags to six food service customers in New York City and Long Island, though none was sent to public markets for sale. The bags are from lot number 6347.

Salmonella is a strain of bacteria that can be deadly if ingested, especially by small children or the elderly. It can cause serious stomach reactions such as nausea and intense vomiting. In rare cases, it can get into the bloodstream and cause deadly infections.

Satur has voluntarily stopped shipping its stockpiles of the herb while the FDA conducts more tests. Since the salmonella was found, two new batches of the herb have tested negative for the contaminant.

The FDA is now testing the seeds to see if they are the source of the bacteria.

Satur asks the public to call the company at 631-734-4219 if they have any questions or concerns.

Benja Schwartz April 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM
>> “This happens more and more. Farms are going to be tested. The FDA has a mandate to step up inspections,” said Ms. Satur. “They will find these things because they exist already in wind, soil and seed.” Paulette Satur Do we really have to accept salmonella as a part of the contents of fresh herbs? http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm252290.htm The FDA is not going to protect our local farming industry, will we?
Northforker64 January 25, 2013 at 04:52 PM
When you start mixing produce from other "regions" this is what you get.

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